Steelers Take Alameda Ta'amu off of Suspension and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVOctober 30, 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers reinstated first-year nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu on Monday after suspending him for two weeks after he was arrested for DUI and 14 other counts after a police chase in the city of Pittsburgh earlier in October.

The Steelers were given a roster exemption, which means they do not have to make a corresponding roster move until Wednesday afternoon. Ta'amu can still be punished by the NFL, though that won't likely happen until his case reaches the courts.


Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston says that the Baltimore Ravens' biggest priority right now is ensuring that defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is 100 percent healthy for the second half of the season.

Jonathan Reid of Bleacher Report says that the Ravens' playoff hopes hinge entirely on their next two games—if they don't win, they don't get in.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports on the Cincinnati Bengals players who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, including long snapper Clark Harris, whose New Jersey shore home is likely demolished.


Cleveland Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer echoes the sentiments of many in the Cleveland Browns organization as she says that the team must start putting up more points and have a more explosive offense in the second half of the season.

Mike Hoag, Jr. of Bleacher Report breaks out the midseason grades for every Browns player who was new to the team in 2012.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review takes a closer look at Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer's contributions against the Redskins in Week 8 and comes away with the impression that he does indeed have similarities to Jerome Bettis.

Todd Pataky of Bleacher Report gives us his five takeaways from the Steelers' defeat of the Washington Redskins.