Required Reading: No-Huddle Won't Harm Ray Rice and Other AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVAugust 30, 2012

You'd think that more no-huddle from the Baltimore Ravens offense would result in more passing and less carries for star running back Ray Rice, but offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says this isn't the case.

In speaking to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Cameron said, "Touches for Ray, they may come up on different sides of the stat sheet, but the bottom line is he is always a huge part of what we are doing."

He also added a point about getting Rice "the ball in space," which to me seems like the Ravens will yet again rely heavily on Rice catching passes more than running the ball. The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Baltimore Ravens

Roster cuts down to 53 men have to happen by 8 p.m. ET on Friday. Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun gives us his predictions on who will stick with the Baltimore Ravens this year.

Shawn Brubaker of Bleacher Report contends that the Ravens' undrafted rookies will make a bigger impact this year than their 2012 draft picks.


Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals, who are dealing with an injury to starting center Kyle Cook, indeed signed veteran Jeff Faine on Wednesday (per Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer), a day after kicking his tires. The former first-round pick may end up starting in the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

Bleacher Report's Chris Roling gives us the latest edition of his Bengals mailbag.


Cleveland Browns

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal gives us his 10 Cleveland Browns to watch in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chicago Bears.

Alex Ballentine of Bleacher Report details why Browns fans should be optimistic about their team's future, regardless of how the 2012 season plays out.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times takes a closer look at three Steelers players who could be released in Friday's roster cuts.

Jesse Reed of Bleacher Report wonders what the return of Mike Wallace will do for Antonio Brown this season.