Required Reading: Links to the Best in AFC North Coverage, 8/14 Edition
Today's AFC North Required Reading includes an update on the playing status of Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw, more work for Bengals backup running backs, new additions to the Browns and Steelers and the latest on Mike Wallace's holdout
Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE
Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times reports that Baltimore Ravens rookie linebacker Courtney Upshaw is likely to play in the team's second preseason game, scheduled for this Friday against the Detroit Lions. Upshaw missed the opener as he had just returned to the practice field after nursing an injured shoulder.
Bleacher Report's Mike Fast breaks down the Ravens' Monday training camp practice.
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With the Cincinnati Bengals' two starting running backs, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Bernard Scott, not participating in training camp presently, that opens up opportunities for the backups to shine, reports Kevin Kelly of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
John Rozum of Bleacher Report says the Bengals offense will be hurt by losing starting guard Travelle Wharton to a season-ending knee injury.
The Cleveland Browns added defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron to the roster on Monday night, winning him off of waivers. Cameron most recently played for the Chicago Bears and will be thrown into the Browns defensive line immediately, with tackles Phil Taylor and Scott Paxson both sidelined with injuries.
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that holdout wide receiver Mike Wallace will return to the Pittsburgh Steelers before the start of the regular season.
The Steelers have also added another player to the roster, bringing on free-agent tight end/fullback Justin Peele now that David Johnson is out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL; the only other fullback on the roster was Will Johnson.
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