Required Reading: Links to the Best in AFC North Coverage, 7/18 Edition
Today's AFC North Required Reading includes the daily Ed Reed update, who the Cincinnati Bengals' 2013 opponents are, why it's fine that the Cleveland Browns have become such a young team and a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacking corps as camp approaches.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora spoke to Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed on Tuesday about the prospect of him holding out. Reed said he'll be there for training camp (La Canfora anticipates he'll miss just a handful of days at the beginning) and that his love for the game is still strong. However, he added that he's most certainly also looking for more money and a new contract.
Shawn Brubaker of Bleacher Report recounts the three most positive offseason developments for the Ravens this year.
A two-for-one bit of information about the Cincinnati Bengals, courtesy Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer: The Bengals are apparently the 37th-most valuable sports franchise, according to Forbes; and the Bengals' 2013 opponents have been released. Find both here.
Bleacher Report's Andrew Dunn tells us which Bengals players' stocks are up and which are down as we head into next week's training camp.
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ESPN's John Clayton said that the Cleveland Browns will certainly have a learning curve as a team this year, considering how many young players they have on the roster. However, he does add that this is the right direction for the team.
Barbara Bruno of Bleacher Report gives us eight reasons why Browns fans should be optimistic heading into next week's training camp—and some of those reasons include the young players the Browns added to their roster this offseason.
In case you missed it yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed long-time offensive tackle Max Starks to a one-year deal. The signing brings them to the league-maximum 90 players on the roster.
Bleacher Report's Chris G. breaks down the Steelers' linebackers in his training camp preview series.
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