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AFC North News and Rumors
Steelers promote Phil Kreidler to college scouting coordinator
The Steelers have promoted pro /college scout Phil Kreidler to college scouting coordinator, the team announced Thursday. Kreidler has been a Steelers scout since 1992. Ron Hughes, the club’s college scouting coordinator since 2003, will now serve as aUpvote Share Tweet
AFC North position rank: Tight endsESPN.com Updated May 9, 2013The AFC North blog is continuing its rankings of each position for the next week. This is a projection on how the group will fare this season. It's not an evaluation based on last year. For Thursday, let's look at the tight ends. 1. Baltimore Ravens: Th…Upvote Share TweetLinebacker Chris Gocong, who began his NFL career with the Eagles, will take part in Philadelphia’s rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis, the club said Thursday. The Browns released the 29-year-old Gocong last month. He missed the 2012 seasonUpvote Share TweetThe Colts made a trade on Thursday, sending center A.Q. Shipley to the Ravens for a conditional 2014 draft pick, and they also signed two more members of their 2013 draft class. Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that the team has signed gua…Upvote Share Tweet
'Snap' judgments on roster turnoverESPN.com Updated May 9, 2013It's common knowledge that the two playoff teams in the AFC North -- the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals -- took different approaches in the offseason. The Ravens parted ways with eight starters from their Super Bowl team, and the Bengals return…Upvote Share TweetBryant McKinnie didn’t want to leave Baltimore, but the two-year contract he signed to remain with the Ravens underlines the hard time free agents have had getting paid this offseason. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, McKinnie’s deal haUpvote Share Tweet
Debate continues over which QB is better -- Joe Flacco or Ben Roethlisbergerbaltimoresun.com Updated May 9, 2013On Wednesday, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel wrote about how it is now a close call when debating which quarterback is the AFC North's best : the Ravens' Joe Flacco or the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger.Upvote Share Tweet
Ryan Clark: Be physical with RG3Steelers safety Ryan Clark, a still-active player who is spending the week at ESPN, continues to share trade secrets and opinions about players he may be facing again at some point in his career, either in 2013 or beyond. On Thursday, Clark talked about…Upvote Share TweetThere's three items about offensive linemen and one about someone who used to make life terrible for offensive linemen. Time to go into the trenches in today's edition of the wake-up call ... RAVENS: Gino Gradkowski, a fourth-round pick from a year ago,…Upvote Share Tweet
Cold Hard FactsMay 9Steelers safety Ryan Clark weighs in on the Steelers' biggest challenge this season, the hardest receiver to cover and facing Tom Brady.
Inside the HuddleMay 9John Clayton discovers early-round tackles getting more time to develop, Le'Veon Bell an all-purpose option for Roethlisberger, DEs turning into OLB & the Bears' offensive line revamping.
Expectations For Dez Bryant In 2013May 9Tedy Bruschi and Ryan Clark debate whether Dez Bryant can replicate his success from the 2012 season.
Bill Simmons Returns to Jimmy Kimmel LiveMay 9Last night, Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he chatted about his unlikely friendship with NBA Countdown ho...