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AFC North News and Rumors
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. AdamShare Tweet
Top free agents in the division: No. 20Free 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…Share Tweet
Reviewing last year's free-agent rankingsThis 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…Share TweetOver 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 sShare TweetCNNSI.com Feb 18, 2013It 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.Share Tweet
Mike Adams sees himself becoming an All-Pro tackleprofootballtalk.com Feb 18, 2013Steelers 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 iShare Tweet
First-round draft trades could be less plentiful this yearprofootballtalk.com Feb 18, 2013Last 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…Share TweetWhile 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…Share Tweet
Wake-up: Steelers coaches want HarrisonIt'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…Share Tweet
AFC North previewFeb 18Will 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.
Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Clark: Anonymous player is 'cowardly'Feb 18Detroit 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.
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark defends linebacker LaMarr Woodley's commitment to teamFeb 18Pittsburgh 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.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark make free agent pitchesFeb 18Detroit 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.