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Browns hire former Raiders P.R. director Zak Gilbert

Browns hire former Raiders P.R. director Zak Gilbert

profootballtalk.com Updated Jun 24, 2013
Zak Gilbert was in the right place at the right time. Fired by the Raiders as P.R. director after owner Mark Davis reportedly was miffed at the manner in which he and his late father, Al Davis, were portrayed in a Sports Illustrated article, Gilbert has…
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  • Who's in line for an extension: Bengals

    Who's in line for an extension: Bengals

    ESPN.com Jun 24, 2013
    The AFC North blog will take a look at one player on each team in the division who should be the priority for an extension before the season ends: There's no question that defensive tackle Geno Atkins should be the Cincinnati Bengals' priority for an ex…
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  • Revisiting tight ends from 2010 NFL draft

    Revisiting tight ends from 2010 NFL draft

    ESPN.com Jun 24, 2013
    The Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens were looking for tight ends in the 2010 draft, and they passed on Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. A few months ago, you could criticize the Bengals and Ravens for doing so. Now, these AFC North teams could…
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  • In Cleveland, partying with LeBron is a bad look for Josh Gordo…

    In Cleveland, partying with LeBron is a bad look for Josh Gordon

    When we first saw the talk last week that some Cleveland fans were angry with Browns receiver Josh Gordon because he was partying with LeBron James after the Miami Heat won the NBA title, we didn’t mention it here. Gordon is a grown man who can hang out…
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  • Could Vonta Leach return to the Ravens?

    Could Vonta Leach return to the Ravens?

    ESPN.com Jun 24, 2013
    When the Baltimore Ravens officially cut Vonta Leach, general manager Ozzie Newsome said the Pro Bowl fullback could return to the team once he explores free agency. But I really didn't think this was a possibility. Now, 13 days later, the chances of Le…
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  • Tomlinson says players get used to having Hard Knocks cameras a…

    Tomlinson says players get used to having Hard Knocks cameras around

    profootballtalk.com Jun 24, 2013
    The Bengals soon will be welcoming NFL Films and HBO back to training camp, for the second installment of Hard Knocks since 2009. But with only 13 of up to 90 players still on the roster from the last all-access rodeo, it will be weird for most of them.…
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  • Torrey Smith has a Twitter war with New England Patriots fans

    Torrey Smith has a Twitter war with New England Patriots fans

    Torrey Smith has said before doesn't like New England Patriots fans much, and the Baltimore Ravens' receiver livened up the weekend by telling Patriots fans on Twitter what he thinks of them. Last year, Smith's brother died in a motorcycle accident the …
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  • Bengals’ Mt. Rushmore debuts on Tuesday

    Bengals’ Mt. Rushmore debuts on Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com Jun 24, 2013
    It’s the final week of the Mt. Rushmore process, and the final division gets rolling on Tuesday. It’s the AFC North, and the first franchise up is arguably the most potent team of the four heading into 2013. Yes, the long-forgotten Bengals have become a…
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  • Wake-up: A better Steelers secondary?

    Wake-up: A better Steelers secondary?

    ESPN.com Jun 24, 2013
    Glad to be back after taking some time off last week. It didn't look like I missed much (which I couldn't say if that team from New England was in the division), and the quiet period will likely continue until teams report to training camp in late July.…
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Guest MMQB: Chris Kluwe on life cycle of an NFL player, Hall c…

    Jun 24
    Peter King is taking his annual vacation, and he's lined up some special guests to fill in on MMQB in the meantime. This week, Oakland Raiders punter Chris Kluwe takes over.