Browns LB Scott Fujita's Career May Be over and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVOctober 16, 2012

Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Monday evening that Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita's neck injury, which has kept him off the field for the past week, may in fact be career-threatening.

Though Fujita and his agent declined to comment, sources confirmed to the Plain Dealer the news that ESPNs Chris Mortenson broke earlier in the day. Until this point, Fujita was thought to simply have a routine neck and shoulder injury. The extent or nature of his actual injury is unknown, but if this report is true, it's a devastating way for Fujita's career to have to end.


Baltimore Ravens

Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun presents three questions facing the Baltimore Ravens now that they are without linebacker Ray Lewis for the remainder of the season.

Bleacher Report's Zach Kruse wonders if the Ravens are actually better off without Lewis on the field.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Cincinnati Bengals running back Brian Leonard is dealing with a rib injury. X-rays, thankfully, were negative, considering the Bengals need all the help they can get at the position after losing Bernard Scott to a torn ACL.

Bleacher Report's Nick Kostora says that Bengals fans should be very concerned about quarterback Andy Dalton, who has turned the ball over at least once in all six games this season.


Cleveland Browns

It's official: The NFL owners have approved Jimmy Haslam to take control of the Cleveland Browns, effective immediately, reports Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The sale to Haslam was approved at the owners' meetings, currently taking place in Chicago.

Timothy Tripp of Bleacher Report details five decisions that Haslam will need to make about the Browns this offseason.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ralph N. Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review details the troubles that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has had so far this season.

Dan Snyder of Bleacher Report takes a look at which Steelers players are healthy, and which are not, headed into Week 7.