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AFC North News and Rumors
Former Cleveland Browns general manager has landed on his feet with the Denver Broncos. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Heckert will be assuming the role of director of pro personnel vacated by the departure of Keith Kidd. Kidd did not hav…Upvote Share Tweet
Quarterback Landry Jones has only completed a rookie minicamp and he's already being asked whether he's going to replace Ben Roethlisberger. "I have no idea," Jones said, via the Associated Press. "You might want to talk to the coaches or…Upvote Share TweetCLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns draft pick Armonty Bryant was charged Monday with driving under the influence of alcohol, the latest legal trouble for the defensive end.Upvote Share TweetJoe Greene has retired from his post as a special assistant to Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, the club said Monday. A 1o-time Pro Bowler at defensive tackle, Greene starred on some vaunted Steelers defenses throughout his career, which ran from…Upvote Share TweetThe AFC North blog is beginning its rankings of each position for the next two weeks. This is a projection on how the group will fare this season. It's not an evaluation based on last year. First up, the quarterbacks. 1. Pittsburgh Steelers: I probably …Upvote Share TweetThe Steelers have struck a deal with ex-Jaguars offensive tackle Guy Whimper, the team said Monday. Whimper, who turns 30 later this month, provides depth behind Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert, who are expected to start at tackle. Whimper (6-5, 302) has …Upvote Share Tweet
Cribbs faces uncertain future after draftJosh Cribbs went to three Pro Bowls during his eight-year career with the Cleveland Browns, including last season. He holds seven Browns records, most of which are for returns and all-purpose yards. Now, two weeks away from when most teams begin their m…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Chargers haven’t reached out to Max StarksThe Chargers were hot on the trail of tackle Bryant McKinnie last week before McKinnie decided to return to the Ravens on a two-year deal, a decision that left San Diego without a surefire starter at left tackle. There aren’t many other veteran optionsUpvote Share TweetThey say no news is good news. But what do they say about conflicting news? That's the situation in Pittsburgh with inside linebacker Sean Spence. During the NFL draft, Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler said it would be "miraculous" if S…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens’ third-round pick Brandon Williams goes from portable toilets to the NFLyahoo.com Updated May 6, 2013As the Baltimore Ravens' third-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft, Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams has an entirely new set of challenges ahead of him: He's got to adapt to an NFL system against pro-level talent after starring at a smal…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens rookie went from number two to Round ThreeFor Brandon Williams, the Ravens’ third-round pick, everything’s coming up roses. Or maybe it’s just that anything would smell better than his old job. The rookie nose tackle will never be offended by the smell of an NFL locker room, since his lastUpvote Share TweetThe rookie minicamps are over for the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. I wrote up posts on Ravens third-round pick Brandon Williams trying to make a mark as a Division II player and why Steelers first-rounder Jarvis Jones is happy he slid down …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated May 6, 2013How did the Vikings make this year's biggest first-round splash? Peter King explains, breaks down the most daunting tasks facing rookies on this year's schedule, and more.Upvote Share Tweet
Which AFC North Team Is Most Improved?May 6Steelers safety Ryan Clark visited the NFL Live set and discussed the team he believes is the most improved in the AFC North.
Is the Baltimore Ravens' roster Super Bowl XLVIII worthy?May 6Eric Davis and Mark Kriegel break down the Baltimore Ravens' offseason moves and discuss if the roster is strong enough to make a run to Super Bowl XLVIII.
NFL - Tough market for veteran playersMay 6Teams need to spend an average of 89 percent of their cap space, but they're not throwing money at veterans, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Peter King: By balancing draft philosophies, Vikings hit first-round paydi…May 6It struck me during the draft, while watching the Rams go hard after Tavon Austin and Alec Ogletree, that there are four kinds of draft strategists in football today: