Nate Clements May Be Bengals Safety Full Time and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVOctober 11, 2012

Kevin Kelly of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Nate Clements could move to the strong safety spot for the Cincinnati Bengals on a full-time basis. Once a cornerback, Clements has started the last two games at safety and has played 77 of his 199 snaps at the position.

Clements is certainly a reliable option. Earlier this season, the strong safety job seemed to belong to Taylor Mays, but Mays has only stood out for his mistakes. Jeromy Miles also spent time at the position, with similar results. Though Cincinnati recently re-signed last season's starter, Chris Crocker, look for Clements to make the position his own as the season progresses.


Baltimore Ravens

Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun spoke with Baltimore Ravens receiver and kick returner Deonte Thompson, who is regretting having not secured the ball better in his team's Week 5 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Thompson had the ball knocked out of his hands during a return that would have otherwise went for a touchdown.

Aaron Nagler and other members of the Bleacher Report NFL crew break down this week's contest between the Ravens and Dallas Cowboys and predict the outcome.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer gives us the latest on the rotating carousel of injured Cincinnati Bengals cornerbacks.

Chris Roling of Bleacher Report takes a closer look at each game remaining on the Bengals' schedule and makes his predictions on their outcomes.


Cleveland Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden's comments that his interceptions have been a product of his ego. According to Weeden, he needs to simply forget about making plays at times and just throw the ball away.

Bleacher Report's Matt Fitzgerald hands out early-season awards to Browns players who have stood out over the first five weeks.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette examines the matchup between Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis and Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright in anticipation of Thursday night's game between the two teams.

Richard Langford of Bleacher Report makes a case for why the Steelers will defeat the Titans by a double-digit margin on Thursday night.