Pittsburgh Steelers Make a Flurry of Roster Moves and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVNovember 21, 2012

Beyond bringing on free-agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress on Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers made other roster moves. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers also added free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer on Tuesday.

To make room on the active roster for the two new additions, the Steelers cut linebacker Marshall McFadden and running back Baron Batch; both are practice squad-eligible and should make it there after clearing waivers.


Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed was suspended one game by the league on Monday, but a successful appeals hearing on Tuesday reduced the suspension to a $50,000 fine, reports Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Reed's suspension was initially a response to three flagged hits dating back to December, 2010.

Shawn Brubaker of Bleacher Report wonders if the NFL is unfairly targeting the Ravens when it comes to fines and other player discipline.


Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Enquirer has put together a quiz about former Cincinnati Bengals and current Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, whose team is coming to town to face the Bengals this Sunday.

Aaron Nagler and the Bleacher Report NFL team give their previews and predictions of this Sunday's matchup against the Raiders.


Cleveland Browns

Bud Shaw of the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with CineSport's Noah Coslov about the ways by which current Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner should judge Browns head coach Pat Shurmur's performance this season.

Brian Hricik of Bleacher Report gives his take on which Browns should be cut from the roster in 2013.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that the Pittsburgh Steelers players are just as mentally tough as their head coach, Mike Tomlin.

I might not be sold on the move, but Joseph Zucker of Bleacher Report believes that the Steelers' signing of wide receiver Plaxico Burress now makes them Super Bowl contenders.