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AFC North News and Rumors
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired Tuesday after his injury-depleted unit struggled in a pair of season-ending losses that kept the Cowboys out of the playoffs for a third straight year.Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.Share TweetBill Cowher, who coached the Steelers for 15 seasons but has seemed content working in television since leaving Pittsburgh after the 2006 season, says he expects to return to the sidelines eventually. Asked by Neil Best of Newsday if he plans to coach a…Share TweetOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said his final dance in Baltimore was meant to salute the home fans and not show up the Colts. Lewis was asked about the dance, which occurred during the final seconds of Sunday's wild-card victory, becau…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have promoted Steve Keim to general manager.Share TweetBengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has yet to declare he won’t be the Eagles or the Cardinals coach. But he has come close to doing that. In an interview with his current team’s website, Jay Gruden says he’ll interview with Philly and ArizonShare Tweet
AFC North's 2012 Iron MenIt's time to salute the players who have taken the most snaps and never want to come off the field. In 2012, there were seven AFC North players who were on the field for either all of his team's offensive or defensive snaps, according to Football Outsid…Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Struggling SuggsRavens linebacker Terrell Suggs is regarded as one of the NFL's top defensive players, especially come playoff time. He has 10 sacks in 12 career playoff games, including five during last year's postseason. Dating back to the 2008 season, Suggs' 10 sack…Share Tweet
Ravens' running game trending upward over past three gamesbaltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013Ravens backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce successful lately, with team averaging 200.6 yards per game during that spanEver since the Ravens' running game got stonewalled by the Denver Broncos last month, the AFC North champions have rebounded in a major …Share TweetRavens running back Ray Rice fumbled twice on Sunday. He would prefer that reporters not bring that up when interviewing him. When he was asked about those fumbles, Rice said he didn’t understand why one game was being held against him after he played 1Share TweetThe 2013 salary-cap situation in the AFC North looks like the 2012 one. There are the teams with plenty of cap room (the Bengals and Browns) and one with very little (the Steelers), according to ESPN's John Clayton. There's only five teams in the league…Share TweetDr. James Andrews, the renowned orthopedist who caused a stir when he was quoted as saying that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan put quarterback Robert Griffin III back in a game against the Ravens without Andrews’ clearance, has now changed his tune. AlthoShare TweetJust a heads up, you can expect to see more posts this week on the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns than the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. That's just the reality of the situation. The Ravens are in the playoffs and the Browns are…Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens have received a one-week roster exemption for cornerback Asa Jackson. Jackson has completed a four-week suspension for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and is eligible to play this week against the DenveShare TweetIndianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is back home after spending a night in a Baltimore area hospital on Sunday. Arians was checked into a hospital in Baltimore Sunday morning prior to the Colts playoff match up with the Baltimore Raven…Share Tweetgrantland.com Jan 8, 2013The Ravens and Redskins have been two nearby teams at opposite ends of the NFL spectrum for most of the past decade. They're case studies in how to ru...Share Tweet
I Suck at Football, Week 18: Nolo Contenderegrantland.com Jan 8, 2013My sister finds an apartment and a roommate and moves out of my house the morning of the last Bengals game of the season. It takes maybe 30 minutes to...Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Terrell SuggsJan 8AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley talks about how Terrell Suggs has struggled to come back from injury
Hot Topics: Divisional PlayoffsJan 8Herm Edwards and Brian Dawkins discuss which team is in the best and worst position to win this weekend.