Browns' Scott Fujita to IR and More AFC North News

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Browns' Scott Fujita to IR and More AFC North News

The Cleveland Browns placed linebacker Scott Fujita on injured reserve on Wednesday, marking the end of his season and perhaps also his career.

Fujita, in his 11th year in the NFL, has a neck injury. Head coach Pat Shumur is not yet sure that Fujita will indeed retire during or after this season, and Fujita chose not to speak with the media on Wednesday.

 

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It may be a bad move to extend Michael Oher's contract.

Baltimore Ravens

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun hands out midseason grades to the Baltimore Ravens.

Talks have begun between the Ravens and offensive tackle Michael Oher to extend Oher's contract. Bleacher Report's Jonathan Reid believes that if they do, it would be a mistake.

 

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Brian Leonard should be back after the Bengals' bye.

Cincinnati Bengals

Kevin Kelly of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Cincinnati Bengals running back Brian Leonard should be ready to play against the Denver Broncos in Week 9. Leonard has been out since suffering a rib injury in Week 6.

Andrew Dunn of Bleacher Report wonders whether Bengals receiver A.J. Green is the best in the league at the moment.

 

Cleveland Browns

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Phil Taylor prepares for his return to action.

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor returned to the practice field on Wednesday, his first day back with the team after tearing a pectoral muscle in May, reports Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He won't be playing this week against the San Diego Chargers but could potentially be ready to go in Week 9.

Amy Dittoe of Bleacher Report looks ahead to 2013 and puts together a free-agent wish list for the Browns from the players who are set to walk from their current teams if they don't get new deals.

 

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NFL fans apparently like Polamalu the most.

Pittsburgh Steelers

According to a recent fan survey from Nielsen and E-Poll, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is the most-liked player in the NFL.

Nick DeWitt of Bleacher report breaks downs Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's throwing form now that the season is near the halfway point.

 

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