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The Bengals and free-agent quarterback Josh Johnson have reached a two-year contract agreement, NFL writer Jenna Laine reported Thursday night. Johnson, 26, has appeared in 27 NFL games, starting five. He will vie for a reserve role behind Andy Dalton. …Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Mar 21, 2013A partial power outage during this year's Super Bowl occurred because a relay device with a design defect malfunctioned, an outside expert confirmed Thursday.Share TweetMost of the headlines the Ravens have made in the last two weeks have been about losing players who started for them in the Super Bowl. But one free agent who started for Baltimore in the Super Bowl may be coming back in the fold. Bryant McKinnie, a bac…Share TweetThe Arizona Cardinals agreed to a one-year contract with defensive end Frostee Rucker, the team announced.Share TweetPhil Dawson was a class act during his 14 years as the Cleveland Browns' kicker and he stayed that way as he left for the San Francisco 49ers. In a conference call that he requested to do with Cleveland-area media, Dawson chose not to stir up any troubl…Share Tweet
Marvin Lewis defends free-agency approachThe Cincinnati Bengals have the most salary-cap room in the NFL right now at $31.1 million. They are one of three teams who haven't signed a free agent from another team this offseason. Why are the Bengals not being more active? The Bengals would argue …Share TweetLast month, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo submitted a legal brief regarding the issue of same-sex marriage. This month, plenty of other athletes are lining up to support the effort to overturn California’s ban on peShare TweetThe Browns answered one of the big questions about the future of the franchise when they hired Rob Chudzinski as their new coach earlier this year, but plenty of questions remain. Mike Florio will try to get Chudzinski to give some answers to them when …Share TweetAdam Jones has re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, agreeing to a three-year deal, the veteran cornerback announced Thursday morning on Twitter.Share TweetRavens linebacker Terrell Suggs has long referred to Ray Lewis as the team's general and Ed Reed as the lieutenant. When asked about his title, he considered himself the captain. Well, it's time for Suggs to move up a few ranks. With Ed Reed reaching an…Share TweetThe Browns have signed Gary Barnidge and shown some interest in Fred Davis, so they’re clearly looking for ways to bolster the tight end position this offseason. That quest continues Thursday when Kellen Davis comes to Cleveland for a visit, which was fShare Tweet
Wake-up: Trent Richardson takes blameIs it even newsworthy anymore when the Baltimore Ravens lose a starter from their Super Bowl team? It's more newsworthy when the Ravens don't lose a starter for a day. This time, however, it's different because the Ravens said goodbye to safety Ed Reed,…Share TweetAfter already meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers late last week, linebacker Victor Butler has another visit set up with the New Orleans Saints. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Butler will visit the Saints Thursday. Butler played the la…Share TweetCleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson’s hit on Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman last September was the primary example used by the league to illustrate what an illegal blow will look like under the league’s new rule implemented on WednShare Tweet
NFL32OT: Reed Becomes Another Ravens CasualtyMar 21Episode 293: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the Ravens losing Ed Reed and seven other starters to free agency. John Clayton breaks down the Bears and Brian Urlacher parting ways. The NFL32 crew discuss the future of Victor Cruz with Giants.
Bernard Pollard Joins TitansMar 21Bernard Pollard signs a one-year deal with Tennessee Titans.
Where do the Baltimore Ravens go from here?Mar 21How has Joe Flacco's contract affected the Baltimore Ravens' free agency plan? Charley Casserly shares his thoughts on "NFL Total Access."
Will Ravens Make The Playoffs?Mar 21Michael Smith, Hugh Douglas, Jemele Hill and Herm Edwards discuss whether the Ravens make the playoffs next season.