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2013 AFC North Free Agents — Complete List

2013 AFC North Free Agents — Complete List

Baltimore Ravens UFAs - TE Billy Bajema (8), LB Ricky Brown (7), S Sean Considine (8), LB Dannell Ellerbe (4), QB Joe Flacco (5), S James Ihedigbo (6), CB Chris Johnson (8), DT Ma’ake Kemoeatu (10), DE Paul Kruger (4), DE Ryan McBean (4), OL Bryant Mc
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  • ESPN president: We’re comfortable with Ray Lewis’s history

    ESPN president: We’re comfortable with Ray Lewis’s history

    profootballtalk.com Feb 20, 2013
    ESPN has hired Ray Lewis as an NFL commentator, and the president of the company says that’s a decision that was made after careful consideration of his personal history. That history includes Lewis initially being charged with murder and later pleading
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Ike Taylor, Defensive rookie review

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Ike Taylor, Defensive rookie review

    profootballtalk.com Feb 20, 2013
    There’s been a lot of talk about issues in the Steelers locker room over the last few days, which makes it a good time to catch up with cornerback Ike Taylor. He’ll talk to Erik Kuselias on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Netw
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  • Top free agents in the division: No. 18

    Top free agents in the division: No. 18

    ESPN.com Feb 20, 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. Let's continue with No. 18 ... BEN WATSON Browns tight end Status: Unrestricted free age…
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  • Antonio Brown says the Steelers’ locker room was divided last y…

    Antonio Brown says the Steelers’ locker room was divided last year

    profootballtalk.com Feb 20, 2013
    Steelers receiver Antonio Brown says his third year with the team was a lot different than his first two. Brown said on SportsCenter today that Pittsburgh’s locker room was fractured in the 2012 season, in a way he hadn’t seen previously since being d
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  • Mohamed Sanu has started running after foot injury

    Mohamed Sanu has started running after foot injury

    profootballtalk.com Feb 20, 2013
    When the Bengals lost wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to a stress fracture in his foot with five games to go in the regular season, they lost a player who was starting to show some signs of being the kind of receiver they needed as a complement to A.J. Green…
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  • Mantzouranis: Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Offseason Preview

    Mantzouranis: Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Offseason Preview

    CNNSI.com Feb 20, 2013
    Is the window closing in Pittsburgh? Last season was a messy one in many ways, and a tricky situation could send the Steelers spiraling further, Tom Mantzouranis writes.
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  • NFL scouting combine preview: AFC North

    NFL scouting combine preview: AFC North

    ESPN.com Feb 20, 2013
    NFL Nation previews the 2013 scouting combine by identifying the most important thing for each team to learn about its greatest area of need. Baltimore Ravens: Days after the Ravens won the Super Bowl, general manager Ozzie Newsome pointed to the middle…
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  • Report: No restructuring talks for Boldin and Ravens yet

    Report: No restructuring talks for Boldin and Ravens yet

    profootballtalk.com Feb 20, 2013
    The Ravens are scheduled to meet with Joe Flacco’s agent at the Scouting Combine as they try to hammer out a new deal for the Super Bowl XLVII MVP in talks that will have a great deal of impact on the rest of the roster for the 2013 season. One player w
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  • Dick LeBeau thinks Steelers could have done what Ravens did

    Dick LeBeau thinks Steelers could have done what Ravens did

    profootballtalk.com Feb 20, 2013
    The Super Bowl was not a fun night for Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. LeBeau said that it hurts to see the Ravens win anything and it was especially painful this year because he thinks there’s very little difference between the 8-8 Steelers
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  • Report:  Mike Wallace is the Dolphins top target

    Report: Mike Wallace is the Dolphins top target

    profootballtalk.com Feb 20, 2013
    With the Steelers not planning to use the franchise tag on receiver Mike Wallace or any other player, Wallace will go to the highest bidder. With the Steelers not inclined or able to be the highest bidder for any player, Wallace will go somewhere other …
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  • Wake-up: Steelers in talks with Foote

    Wake-up: Steelers in talks with Foote

    ESPN.com Feb 20, 2013
    The NFL combine begins Wednesday, and Kevin Seifert, Paul Kuharsky and Bill Williamson will represent our blog network at Indianapolis this year. I will be providing my take on any AFC North-related news and comments that come out of the combine. The we…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: To Franchise or Not To Franchise 02:39

    NFL32OT: To Franchise or Not To Franchise

    Feb 20
    Episode 272: Adam Schefter breaks down Joe Flacco's contract negotiations and whether the Patriots will use their franchise tag on Wes Welker. The NFL32 crew talk with Seahawks' Richard Sherman about his argument with Darrelle Revis via Twitter.
  • Video - Do Pittsburgh Steelers lack leadership? 01:33

    Do Pittsburgh Steelers lack leadership?

    Feb 20
    Shaun O'Hara and Darren Sharper discuss how the recently dysfunctional Pittsburgh Steelers can fix their locker room.
  • Video - It's time for free agency 02:14

    It's time for free agency

    Feb 20
    How are the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals approaching free agency? Ian Rapoport discusses the two team's plans and also gives an update on Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen.
  • Video - It's time for free agency 02:14

    It's time for free agency

    Feb 20
    How are the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals approaching free agency? Ian Rapoport discusses the two teams' plans and gives an update on Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen.