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Report: Ravens, Flacco’s agent to meet in Indy

Report: Ravens, Flacco’s agent to meet in Indy

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Feb 18, 2013
Like the other 31 teams in the NFL, the Ravens will be in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine later this week. And, like many of those other teams, they’ll be taking care of business beyond timing players in the shuttle run while they’re there. Adam
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  • Top free agents in the division: No. 20

    Top free agents in the division: No. 20

    ESPN.com Feb 18, 2013
    Free agency officially begins March 12, so the AFC North blog is counting down the 20 best free agents (unrestricted and restricted) from the teams in the division. This list includes players who are free agents on Feb. 18 (and not the ones who are rele…
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  • Reviewing last year's free-agent rankings

    Reviewing last year's free-agent rankings

    ESPN.com Feb 18, 2013
    This year, the AFC North blog will be rolling out the top 20 free agents available in the division. Free agency begins March 12. But first, let's take a look back at my rankings for the top 15 free agents in 2012 and see how they fared: 1. Ray Rice, Rav…
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  • Ryan Clark: Woodley blast shows “fracture” within Steelers

    Ryan Clark: Woodley blast shows “fracture” within Steelers

    Over the weekend, there were a couple of different articles in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette referencing Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley’s need to work harder this offseason. Ed Bouchette wrote one of them with the general view that the team wants to s
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  • Cleveland Browns 2013 Offseason Preview

    Cleveland Browns 2013 Offseason Preview

    CNNSI.com Feb 18, 2013
    It wasn't a strong rookie season for Brandon Weeden. But while many want to see the Browns go elsewhere at QB, Matt Gagne argues that the team has much bigger needs.
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  • Mike Adams sees himself becoming an All-Pro tackle

    Mike Adams sees himself becoming an All-Pro tackle

    profootballtalk.com Feb 18, 2013
    Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams had an up-and-down rookie season in 2012, but he thinks he’s going to have more ups than downs going forward. Adams told the team’s website that he believes he can become one of the NFL’s elite linemen. “That i
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  • First-round draft trades could be less plentiful this year

    First-round draft trades could be less plentiful this year

    profootballtalk.com Feb 18, 2013
    Last year, the Rams reeled in two first-round picks and a second-rounder in exchange for a flip-flop of the second and sixth overall picks.  Likewise, the Vikings pilfered from the Browns a fourth-round pick, a fifth-round pick, and a seventh-round pick…
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  • Could Woodson end up in the AFC North?

    Could Woodson end up in the AFC North?

    ESPN.com Feb 18, 2013
    While I don't see Dwight Freeney landing in the AFC North, another recently released big-name defensive player could end up in the division. There's a chance that the Ravens and Bengals will show interest in veteran defensive back Charles Woodson, who w…
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  • Wake-up: Steelers coaches want Harrison

    Wake-up: Steelers coaches want Harrison

    ESPN.com Feb 18, 2013
    It's good to be back after taking the past week off to catch my breath after a long and memorable 2012 season. The AFC North blog will turn its focus to the NFL combine, which begins Wednesday, as well as free agency, which officially begins March 12. S…
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  • Video - AFC North preview 05:55

    AFC North preview

    Feb 18
    Will the Baltimore Ravens repeat as Super Bowl champions or can the Pittsburgh Steelers get back to their level of dominant play? Safety Ryan Clark joins the "NFL Total Access" crew to give an AFC North preview for 2013.
  • Video - Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Clark: Anonymous player is 'cowardly' 01:26

    Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Clark: Anonymous player is 'cowardly'

    Feb 18
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark join "NFL Total Access" with opinions on how to handle problem players in the locker room.
  • Video - Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark defends linebacker LaMarr Woodley's commitment to team 05:52

    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark defends linebacker LaMarr Woodley's commitment to team

    Feb 18
    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark defends teammate LaMarr Woodley after a report came out from the Steelers' locker room that Woodley was "awful and overweight" in 2012.
  • Video - Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark make free agent pitches 06:06

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark make free agent pitches

    Feb 18
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark try to use their camera time to woe some free agents to their respective teams.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: St. Louis Rams 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 18
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
  • Clayton's mailbag: Focus on safety not waning

    Feb 18
    Safety remains a primary concern for the league's competition committee. Plus, answers to reader questions.
  • Peter King: As combine hype machine revs up, two players have lots at stak…

    Feb 18
    So we're at the official beginning of draft season, with the annual Scouting Combine starting later this week in Indianapolis. Here's what we know as the 333 college prospects pack for the Heartland:
  • The Lakers Lose Buss, the NBA Loses a Titan

    Feb 18
    The Lakers lost their way right around the time Dr. Jerry Buss started dying. This wasn't a coincidence. Within NBA circles, everyone respected Buss s...