Ravens' Ed Reed Also Injured and More AFC North News

Andrea Hangst@FBALL_AndreaFeatured Columnist IVOctober 18, 2012

The injuries continue to mount for the Baltimore Ravens defense. Hot on the heels of losing linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb for the season, safety Ed Reed disclosed on Wednesday that he's been struggling with a torn labrum in his shoulder (per the Baltimore Sun).

Reed won't miss any games with the injury, nor did he disclose which shoulder is hurt or when it happened, but he has had some issues with tackling. 


Baltimore Ravens

Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun was joined by Houston Chronicle blogger Stephanie Stradley to break down Sunday's matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans.

Ravens safety Bernard Pollard is furious about the way his defense has been playing as of late and Bleacher Report's Shawn Brubaker says Pollard's comments are on the mark about what has been troubling the team this season.


Cincinnati Bengals

Kevin Kelly of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Cincinnati Bengals first-round draft pick Dre Kirkpatrick could play this Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kirkpatrick has been sidelined with knee problems since training camp.

Sean O'Donnell of Bleacher Report wonders if Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is the one to blame for all of his interceptions and fumbles this season.


Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert spoke to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and said that he and the rest of the front office who helped build this current Browns roster need to stay with the team under new CEO Joe Banner and continue to develop it into a championship squad.

Nicholas Goss of Bleacher Report is convinced that Banner has what it takes to turn the Browns around, making them into one of the NFL's best teams.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor isn't pleased with the criticism he and his teammates have gotten from the media so far this season, saying that the defense's play in particular is better than everyone has made it out to be.

Bleacher Report's Mike Batista details the biggest roadblocks the Steelers face in trying to become AFC North champions yet again.