Required Reading: Links to the Best in AFC North Coverage, 8/1 Edition

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVAugust 1, 2012

Today's AFC North Required Reading includes a closer look at a Ravens rookie thrust into a demanding job, the latest training camp updates from Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, what the future holds for Browns general manager Tom Heckert, and, of course, more.


Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun profiles undrafted Baltimore Ravens rookie Jack Cornell, who has been rotating in and out of the first-team right tackle spot in these early days of training camp.

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer breaks down all of the happenings at Tuesday's Cincinnati Bengals training camp session.

Bleacher Report's Andrew Dunn says that if the Bengals want to make it to the playoffs this season, these are the five games they must win.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot spoke with Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert about his and the team's future now that it's confirmed the Browns are being sold.

Shaun M. Church of Bleacher Report gives us the four lessons that Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson must learn this year in order to make the most of his NFL opportunity.

Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review spoke with Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu about his new leadership role on defense and how that hasn't changed the way he behaves in training camp or the kind of teammate he is.

Here's the latest update on Steelers training camp from Bleacher Report's Chris G., who is on the ground in Latrobe.