Alameda Ta'amu Remains a Pittsburgh Steeler and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVNovember 1, 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers have elected to hold onto 2012 draft pick nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu, regardless of the legal issues he's facing, reports Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Ta'amu is facing multiple counts after leading Pittsburgh police on a high-speed chase in October.

As a result, the Steelers released safety Damon Cromartie-Smith, who will more than likely reappear on the team's practice squad after clearing waivers.


Baltimore Ravens

Because the Baltimore Ravens were fined $20,000 from the league for not listing safety Ed Reed on their injury report, head coach John Harbaugh listed a season-high 15 players on their Wednesday injury report, according to Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun

Shawn Brubaker of Bleacher Report suggests three roster moves that would transform the Ravens' season. The trade deadline is 4 p.m. today.


Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis called out quarterback Andy Dalton on Wednesday, saying that he needs to up his leadership game. Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer agrees that Dalton should step up and act like a "jerk" if need be when his teammates make mistakes.

Bleacher Report's Sean O'Donnell wonders whether the Bengals will struggle against Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos on Sunday, considering Manning has never fallen to Cincinnati.


Cleveland Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that an improved Brandon Weeden is ready for the Cleveland Browns' second shot at the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday.

A group of Bleacher Report's NFL experts discuss their predictions for the Browns-Ravens matchup this weekend (video).


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that current Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back Jonathan Dwyer is more than willing to step aside for Rashard Mendenhall once Mendenhall returns to the field.

Bleacher Report's Chris G. breaks down what it will take for the Steelers to reach the postseason this year.