AFC North Coverage: Required NFL Reading with Links, 4/16 Edition

Andrea Hangst@FBALL_AndreaFeatured Columnist IVApril 16, 2012

Could the Ravens bring on former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon to back up Joe Flacco?
Could the Ravens bring on former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon to back up Joe Flacco?Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Today's AFC North required reading includes a pair of former Pittsburgh Steelers drawing interest from divisional rivals, more trade-down talk for the Cleveland Browns and the latest draft buzz from around the division.

Bleacher Report's Donald Wood thinks the Cleveland Browns should trade down from the No. 4 overall pick in the draft; Nicholas Goss says doing so would be a disaster. If they do trade the pick, however, it won't be with the Philadelphia Eagles as reported over the weekend.

Chris G. of Bleacher Report looks at recent 24th overall draft picks to get an idea of what kind of player the Pittsburgh Steelers could land this year.

The Steelers gave one-year contracts to offensive linemen Trai Essex and Doug Legursky.

Another former Steeler—WR Limas Sweed—worked out for the Bengals
Another former Steeler—WR Limas Sweed—worked out for the BengalsGregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals worked out former Steelers receiver Limas Sweed on Friday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy.

Bleacher Report's Chris Roling breaks down all the latest draft buzz surrounding the Bengals.

Buried in an article about the St. Louis Rams' offseason is an interesting nugget of free-agency information: The Baltimore Ravens are apparently interested in free-agent quarterback Dennis Dixon, most recently of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Field Yates of Bleacher Report gives us an update on the Ravens' salary cap situation.

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