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AFC North News and Rumors
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 McUpvote Share Tweet
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 pleadingUpvote Share Tweet
PFT on NBC Sports Network: Ike Taylor, Defensive rookie reviewThere’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 NetwUpvote Share Tweet
Top free agents in the division: No. 18Free 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…Upvote Share TweetSteelers 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 dUpvote Share TweetWhen 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…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 20, 2013Is 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.Upvote Share TweetNFL 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: No restructuring talks for Boldin and Ravens yetThe 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 wUpvote Share TweetThe 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 SteelersUpvote Share TweetWith 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 …Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: To Franchise or Not To FranchiseFeb 20Episode 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.
Do Pittsburgh Steelers lack leadership?Feb 20Shaun O'Hara and Darren Sharper discuss how the recently dysfunctional Pittsburgh Steelers can fix their locker room.
It's time for free agencyFeb 20How 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.
It's time for free agencyFeb 20How 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.