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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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Cleveland Browns have signed free agent tight end Kellen Davis and cornerback Chris Owens to one-year contracts.Upvote Share Tweet
Fred Davis: If I stay, I could do a lot of damage to defensesThe 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 …Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share TweetWhen 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Cruz, Patriots and Seahawks: Answers to Readers’ Questionsnytimes.com Updated Mar 22, 2013Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Upvote Share TweetWe’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 DenverUpvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Brown defends spending habits on free agentsThe 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…Upvote Share TweetA 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Chudzinski admits to consumption of dog biscuits during his days as Browns fanThe 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 windUpvote Share Tweet
Ed Reed: By the numbersA 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Trent Richardson Says The New Helmet Rule Is About Him. It's about Earl Campbell, And The NFL Covering Its Ass.deadspin.com Updated Mar 22, 2013Browns 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Brendon Ayanbadejo speaks outMar 22Ravens 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.
Ed Reed 1-on-1 as a Houston TexanMar 22Houston Texan safety Ed Reed talks with Andrew Siciliano shortly after his introductory press conference with the team.
Ed Reed Signs With TexansMar 22Adam Schefter discusses Ed Reed's three-year, $15 million deal with the Texans.
Ravens Offer Dumervil A ContractMar 22Herm Edwards discusses Baltimore's plans for the 2013 NFL draft and the report that the Ravens offered DE Elvis Dumervil a contract.