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Bengals bring back Dennis Roland

Bengals bring back Dennis Roland

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Mar 22, 2013
The Bengals intended to spend their cap money on their own players. So far, they have re-signed eight of them. The eighth is offensive lineman Dennis Roland, who has appeared in 67 straight games. He has started at tackle, and he lines up from time to t…
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  • Browns ink TE Davis, CB Owens to 1-year deals

    Browns ink TE Davis, CB Owens to 1-year deals

    The Cleveland Browns have signed free agent tight end Kellen Davis and cornerback Chris Owens to one-year contracts.
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  • Fred Davis: If I stay, I could do a lot of damage to defenses

    Fred Davis: If I stay, I could do a lot of damage to defenses

    profootballtalk.com Mar 22, 2013
    The Browns are the only team other than the Redskins that has been linked to tight end Fred Davis since the start of free agency, but Cleveland signed a different Davis (Kellen) on Friday. That may take them out of the running for Fred Davis, which may …
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  • Scheduling Conflict Forces Ravens to Open on Road

    Scheduling Conflict Forces Ravens to Open on Road

    The N.F.L. usually stages its season opener at the home of the Super Bowl champion, but a Ravens-Orioles scheduling conflict will keep that from happening.
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  • What else can go wrong for Ravens?

    What else can go wrong for Ravens?

    ESPN.com Mar 22, 2013
    When the news broke that the Baltimore Ravens are opening the 2013 season on the road, you had to wonder what did they do to anger the football gods. For five weeks in the postseason, everything went right for the Ravens. For the past two weeks, everyth…
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  • Cruz, Patriots and Seahawks: Answers to Readers’ Questions

    Cruz, Patriots and Seahawks: Answers to Readers’ Questions

    nytimes.com Mar 22, 2013
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Report: Dolphins have “jumped into” Dumervil discussions

    Report: Dolphins have “jumped into” Dumervil discussions

    We’ve heard plenty about interest from the Broncos, Ravens and Steelers in signing defensive end Elvis Dumervil since the Broncos put Dumervil on the market after the fax machine’s most high-profile moment in at least a decade. Mike Klis of the Denver
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  • Ravens, Ed Reed split up amicably

    Ravens, Ed Reed split up amicably

    The 11-year relationship between safety Ed Reed and the Baltimore Ravens didn't end like other great players in franchise history, Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden. But, based on the comments from Reed and the Ravens, this was an amicable split and not a bi…
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  • Mike Brown defends spending habits on free agents

    Mike Brown defends spending habits on free agents

    profootballtalk.com Mar 22, 2013
    The Bengals have signed a grand total of one unrestricted free agent, a guy who will compete to be a backup quarterback. And while there are more deals to do, Bengals owner Mike Brown said bringing in a bunch of players from outside the organization isn…
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  • Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers?

    Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers?

    ESPN.com Mar 22, 2013
    A look at whether each AFC North team has been a winner or a loser in free agency. Baltimore Ravens: Losers. No debate here. The Super Bowl champions have been among the biggest losers in free agency. The Ravens have parted ways with seven starters (inc…
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  • Chudzinski admits to consumption of dog biscuits during his day…

    Chudzinski admits to consumption of dog biscuits during his days as Browns fan

    profootballtalk.com Mar 22, 2013
    The great stories spawned by the NFL now include a guy who grew up as a rabid Browns fan coaching the team. Rob Chudzinski, a Toledo native, returns to Ohio to take the reins of Cleveland’s team. As a boy, his passion included putting the TV at the wind
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  • Ed Reed: By the numbers

    Ed Reed: By the numbers

    ESPN.com Mar 22, 2013
    A look back at Ed Reed's career with the Ravens: 1 -- Super Bowl ring, which Reed won in his hometown of New Orleans last month. 4 -- Career blocked punts, three of which have been returned for touchdowns. 7 -- Consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl, includi…
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  • Trent Richardson Says The New Helmet Rule Is About Him. It's ab…

    Trent Richardson Says The New Helmet Rule Is About Him. It's about Earl Campbell, And The NFL Covering Its Ass.

    deadspin.com Mar 22, 2013
    Browns running back Trent Richardson says to blame him for the new "crown rule," which bans ballcarriers from leading with their helmets, and he sounds proud of it.Read more...
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  • Video - Brendon Ayanbadejo speaks out 09:15

    Brendon Ayanbadejo speaks out

    Mar 22
    Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo joins "NFLAM" to discuss his efforts to improve gay rights in the NFL and across the country, as well as changes to the Ravens' defense.
  • Video - Ed Reed 1-on-1 as a Houston Texan 07:13

    Ed Reed 1-on-1 as a Houston Texan

    Mar 22
    Houston Texan safety Ed Reed talks with Andrew Siciliano shortly after his introductory press conference with the team.
  • Video - Ed Reed Signs With Texans 00:46

    Ed Reed Signs With Texans

    Mar 22
    Adam Schefter discusses Ed Reed's three-year, $15 million deal with the Texans.
  • Video - Ravens Offer Dumervil A Contract 01:31

    Ravens Offer Dumervil A Contract

    Mar 22
    Herm Edwards discusses Baltimore's plans for the 2013 NFL draft and the report that the Ravens offered DE Elvis Dumervil a contract.