Scott Fujita's Suspension Upheld, Reduced and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVOctober 10, 2012

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Tuesday that he will be upholding the punishments of the current and former New Orleans Saints players said to be involved in the bounty scandal. Goodell did reduce some punishments—Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita is suspended just one game, instead of the initial three.

Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that it is still unclear whether or not Fujita will appeal this latest ruling, so it is yet unknown just which game this season Fujita will miss. It could potentially be this Sunday's contest against the Cincinnati Bengals.


Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens definitely needed improvements on their kick and punt coverage teams this year, and it looks like second-year cornerback Chykie Brown is stepping up. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun profiles Brown, who is tied for the most special-teams tackles so far this season.

Mike Fast of Bleacher Report breaks down the games remaining on the Ravens' 2012 schedule.


Cincinnati Bengals

Kevin Kelly of the Cincinnati Enquirer sits down for five questions with Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Nate Clements.

Jesse Reed of Bleacher Report looks at the fantasy football value of Bengals running back Brian Leonard, now that Bernard Scott's season is over and BenJarvus Green-Ellis is averaging 3.3 yards per carry.


Cleveland Browns

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says there is one and only way to end the Cleveland Browns' present state of misery—a win, and soon.

Bleacher Report's Adam Wells sees that win coming this week over the Bengals, and Browns cornerback Joe Haden—who is returning from a four-game suspension—is going to lead the way.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is just 300 yards away from becoming the team's all-time leading passer, surpassing Terry Bradshaw and his 27,989 yards.

Nick DeWitt of Bleacher Report breaks down what a healthy Rashard Mendenhall means to the Steelers' offense this season.