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Armonty Bryant admits substance-abuse problems Updated Jun 25, 2013
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 …
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  • Rice likes his Top 100 ranking, disagrees with Flacco’s

    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…
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  • Ravens running back Bernard Pierce carjacked in Philadelphia

    In 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…
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  • Brown cancels rookie speaking engagement Jun 25, 2013
    Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown has cancelled a speaking engagement with NFL rookies because of an illness.
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  • The Ravens Tried To Troll The Heat And It Backfired Jun 25, 2013
    The 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...
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Ickey Woods, Bengals Mt. Rushmore Jun 25, 2013
    If 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…
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  • Who's in line for an extension: Browns Jun 25, 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: The only two players worthy of this discussion for the Cleveland Browns are center Alex Mack and T.J. Ward…
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  • Teammate sees some Roethlisberger in Locker Jun 25, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Pay The Man: Geno Atkins is the NFL's most dominant DT. He's a… Jun 25, 2013
    Geno 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.
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  • AFC North's future stars on offense Jun 25, 2013
    Seeing 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…
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  • PFT Live: Desmond Bishop, Bengals talk with Joe Reedy Jun 25, 2013
    Linebacker 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…
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  • Bengals need to get used to the spotlight Jun 25, 2013
    While 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…
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  • Will Allen wants to bring Steelers style to Cowboys Jun 25, 2013
    Will 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 …
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  • Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones, arrested earlier this month, speaks as planned at rookie symposium Jun 25, 2013
    If 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…
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  • Anquan Boldin does some lobbying in D.C. Jun 25, 2013
    Because 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, …
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  • Wake-up: Ravens not frontrunner for Leach Jun 25, 2013
    With 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…
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  • Video - Adam Jones opens up 03:28

    Adam Jones opens up

    Jun 25
    Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones addressed the NFL Rookie Symposium in Aurora, Ohio, on Monday.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice: QB Joe Flacco should be 'a lot higher' on 'Top 100 Players of 2013' list 04:25

    Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice: QB Joe Flacco should be 'a lot higher' on 'Top 100 Players of 2013' list

    Jun 25
    Baltimore 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 …
  • Video - Jarvis Jones learns the Steeler way 03:12

    Jarvis Jones learns the Steeler way

    Jun 25
    Pittsburgh 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.
  • Video - Ray Rice talks Ravens' losses, sharing carries 05:15

    Ray Rice talks Ravens' losses, sharing carries

    Jun 25
    Baltimore 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.