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Ga. DUI charges against Steelers' Ward dropped

Ga. DUI charges against Steelers' Ward dropped

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped DUI charges against Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and Dancing With the Stars winner Hines Ward.
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  • Bengals bring back Jim McNally as consultant

    Bengals bring back Jim McNally as consultant

    profootballtalk.com Feb 22, 2012
    From 1980 through 1994, a period that covered both of the team’s Super Bowl berths (including the franchise’s most recent playoff win), Jim McNally coached the offensive line in Cincinnati. And he’s back. The team announced today that McNally has re
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  • Brad Childress won’t call the plays in Cleveland

    Brad Childress won’t call the plays in Cleveland

    profootballtalk.com Feb 22, 2012
    We don’t know who will take snaps at quarterback for the Browns next year. We do know who will call the plays: The same guy that called them last year. Pat Shurmur said Wednesday that he will remain the team’s playcaller, while new offensive coordinat
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  • AFC North programming note

    AFC North programming note

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    A Wednesday afternoon in February proved to be an unusually busy day in the AFC North, from Pat Shumur cautioning everyone from assuming the Browns will draft Robert Griffin III to Terrell Suggs ripping Tim Tebow again to Mike Wallace acknowledging he m…
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  • Pat Shurmur talks up Colt McCoy

    Pat Shurmur talks up Colt McCoy

    The Browns may be in the market for an upgrade at quarterback this year and will surely keep a close eye on Robert Griffin III beginning this week at the Scouting Combine. But publicly, they’re giving incumbent starter Colt McCoy a vote of confidence. B
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  • Mike Wallace acknowledges he might leave

    Mike Wallace acknowledges he might leave

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    Mike Wallace said contract talks are ongoing with the Steelers, but the wide receiver acknowledged that he might not be playing in Pittsburgh this season. "[Pittsburgh is] where I would like to be, but we all know that it is a business and you have…
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  • Ravens' Suggs rips Tim Tebow -- again

    Ravens' Suggs rips Tim Tebow -- again

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    In a GQ article about Tim Tebow, Terrell Suggs and Brady Quinn made critical remarks about the Broncos quarterback. Quinn has since clarified his remarks, saying his quotes were taken out of context. Don't expect a similar apology from Suggs. For some r…
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  • AFC North chat alert

    AFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    To celebrate Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley talking, the AFC North blog family should do the same. We'll kick off our weekly AFC North chat at 2 p.m. ET, and it's never too early to post some questions. So t…
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  • Should starting records count for QBs?

    Should starting records count for QBs?

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    In debating whether the Ravens' Joe Flacco deserves to make top-five quarterback money, ESPN's Michael Smith brings up an interesting point: Should starting records count for quarterbacks? Smith is strongly against using wins and losses as a leading ind…
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  • Report: Roethlisberger, Steelers OC Haley met

    Report: Roethlisberger, Steelers OC Haley met

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    Ben Roethlisberger has met with new Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, citing multiple team sources.
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  • Wake-up: Bengals haven't talked to Benson

    Wake-up: Bengals haven't talked to Benson

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    Every morning, grab a cup of coffee and get your AFC North wake-up call here: Now that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley have reportedly spoken to each other, let's move onto another AFC North situation where t…
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  • Video - Wallace out of Steel City? 01:02

    Wallace out of Steel City?

    Feb 22
    Steelers WR Mike Wallace says he's interested in playing for the 49ers or the Patriots if he's not in Pittsburgh next season.
  • Video - Terrell Suggs Rips Tim Tebow 05:56

    Terrell Suggs Rips Tim Tebow

    Feb 22
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Terrell Suggs comments calling Tim Tebow terrible.
  • Video - Roethlisberger Meets Haley 01:00

    Roethlisberger Meets Haley

    Feb 22
    Adam Schefter on the report Ben Roethlisberger met with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: 2012 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    Feb 22
    The build-up to the draft seems to start in about late-November these days, but the week of the league?s annual scouting combine in Indianapolis is when it begins to really engulf us and dominate the discussion in the NFL. As I head back to Indiana once…
  • Here are 10 things to watch at the NFL combine

    Feb 22
    The combine should provide clarity regarding how to rank the QB and RB classes, John Clayton writes.
  • Celebrating the Celtics' last good move

    Feb 22
    The Celtics celebrated the front office's last good move ... here's what transpired.