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AFC North News and Rumors
It’s no secret that the rope for late round draft picks and undrafted free agents isn’t nearly as long as it for first round selections. The Cleveland Browns considered dumping defensive end Armonty Bryant when he was arrested for DUI just a week after …Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Network’s Top 100 list continues to provide plenty of us with things to discuss during the slow months. Which qualifies it for, you know, the Mt. Rushmore of time-killing topics. Most recently, Ravens running back Ray Rice provided a mixed review as…Upvote Share TweetIn his first NFL season, Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce rushed for 532 yards in the regular season, added 202 in the postseason, put up a couple of 100-yard games, established himself as a quality rotation-mate for Ray Rice, and got himsel…Upvote Share Tweet
Brown cancels rookie speaking engagementBrowns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown has cancelled a speaking engagement with NFL rookies because of an illness.Upvote Share TweetThe Ravens' official Twitter account posted the above photos earlier today, comparing the apparent crowd sizes at Miami's championship parade on Monday, and the Ravens' Super Bowl parade back in February.Read more...Upvote Share TweetIf there were a Mt. Rushmore for touchdown dances, former Bengals running back Ickey Woods and his Ickey Shuffle would be a strong contender for one of the four spots. Perhaps that’s something we’ll explore in the future, but, for now, we’re only puttin…Upvote Share Tweet
Who's in line for an extension: BrownsThe 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: The only two players worthy of this discussion for the Cleveland Browns are center Alex Mack and T.J. Ward…Upvote Share Tweet
Teammate sees some Roethlisberger in LockerThe Titans’ fortunes this year, and the futures of many who work for them, hinge on the progress of quarterback Jake Locker. And at least one of his wideouts sees enough progress from Locker to compare him to one of the league’s best. Veteran wideout Na…Upvote Share Tweet
Pay The Man: Geno Atkins is the NFL's most dominant DT. He's a…CNNSI.com Updated Jun 25, 2013Geno Atkins is the NFL's most dominant DT. He's also the most underpaid, but not for long. Now, the Bengals face a dilemma in locking the big man up long-term, Chris Burke writes.Upvote Share TweetSeeing that teams don't report to training camp until next month, there's plenty of time to think about the future. Three years in the future, to be exact. ESPN's Insider staff projected the top players in the NFL in 2016. You'll need an Insider subscri…Upvote Share TweetLinebacker Desmond Bishop has talked a bit about his reasons for signing with the Vikings following his release from the Packers this offseason and we’ll delve deeper into the topic when Bishop is a guest on Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live. Bishop will ta…Upvote Share TweetWhile I was away, the Cincinnati Bengals announced they would be appearing on the HBO training camp series "Hard Knocks." This was a wise decision because it forces a young Bengals team to get used to the national spotlight. The Bengals have b…Upvote Share TweetWill Allen learned the lesson when he joined the Steelers, now he wants to spread it to the Cowboys. The veteran free agent safety who signed with the Cowboys this offseason said he thinks his new team can share the same physical characteristics as his …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jun 25, 2013If there's one speaking engagement in which a recent arrest might be viewed as a positive, it's probably the NFL rookie symposium. Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested earlier this month, accused of striking a woman at a Cincinn…Upvote Share TweetBecause 49ers OTAs were going on at the same time, wide receiver Anquan Boldin skipped the visit to the White House his former Ravens teammates took to celebrate their Super Bowl title. OTAs are over now and Boldin spent Monday in the nation’s capital, …Upvote Share TweetWith not much on the radar these days in the division, we're still on Vonta Leach Watch in the wake-up call ... RAVENS: Early Monday, there was speculation that the Ravens were still in the running to re-sign Vonta Leach. But, according to ESPN NFL Insi…Upvote Share Tweet
Adam Jones opens upJun 25Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones addressed the NFL Rookie Symposium in Aurora, Ohio, on Monday.
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice: QB Joe Flacco should be 'a lot higher' on 'Top 100 Players of 2013' listJun 25Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice joins NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" to talk about his spot on the "Top 100 Players of 2013" list and that of his teammate QB Joe Flacco. Additionally, Rice discusses the leadership void left …
Jarvis Jones learns the Steeler wayJun 25Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones talks about what it's like to play for defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and to have to live up to the great Steelers linebackers of the past, plus his experiences from the NFL Rookie Symposium.
Ray Rice talks Ravens' losses, sharing carriesJun 25Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice discusses the loss of veterans Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Vonta Leach, plus how he feels about sharing carries with running back Bernard Pierce.