Pittsburgh Steelers Bring on a Speedy Cornerback and More AFC North News

Andrea Hangst@FBALL_AndreaFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 7, 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers added a man to their roster on Thursday—speedy cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, whom the Oakland Raiders released earlier this week. A project, Van Dyke was the fastest man at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

As a result, the Steelers will have to make a corresponding roster move. Chances are that means rookie David DeCastro will be sent to injured reserve, albeit with the special designation that he can return after eight weeks.

Baltimore Ravens

Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun suggests that without linebacker Terrell Suggs in the mix, the Baltimore Ravens will be bringing more blitzes, starting this Monday night against Cincinnati.

Forget about just Week 1—Bleacher Report's Shawn Brubaker breaks down what it will take for the Ravens to make it to, and win, the Super Bowl this season.

Cincinnati Bengals

Kevin Goheen of the Cincinnati Enquirer takes a look at the Cincinnati Bengals' first-round pick-filled secondary as they prepare to start the season strong.

Ethan Arnold of Bleacher Report gives us his predictions for all 16 of the Bengals' games this season.

Cleveland Browns

Jodie Valade of the Cleveland Plain Dealer talks about the peculiar situation the Cleveland Browns defense is in this week—only two of its linebackers actually have in-game NFL experience.

It seems impossible, but Bleacher Report's Matt Fitzgerald takes it on—breaking down how the Browns could be AFC North champions this season.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette speaks with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger about the changes in his game and in his life, now that he's reached 30 years old.

What are the Steelers' keys to defeating the Denver Broncos on Sunday night? Chris G. of Bleacher Report breaks them all down.

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