Roster Shakeup Ahead for the Pittsburgh Steelers and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 17, 2013

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert expects another major roster shakeup this offseason. Citing the team's 8-8 2012 record and salary cap concerns, Colbert said that they are "not married to any player" and that every position will be evaluated.

Colbert also added that these decisions could have come earlier, but there was a sense of complacency based on the Steelers' continued success over the past few seasons. They will not be using the franchise tag this year, not only because of the financial concern of doing so, but also because he doesn't think that the team had "too many franchise players" this year.


Baltimore Ravens

Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun says that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco should expect the blitz when he faces off against the New England Patriots defense on Sunday.

Rob Goldberg of Bleacher Report breaks down what the Ravens defense must do to stop the Patriots offense.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer takes a look at the players that NFL draft experts have begun linking to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Aaron Nagler and the Bleacher Report NFL crew discuss the Bengals' biggest draft-day needs for 2013.


Cleveland Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Cleveland Browns will be interviewing Raheem Morris, the defensive backs coach for the Washington Redskins and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, for their defensive coordinator job.

Browns fans on Bleacher Report debate whether or not the team should make changes to their uniforms; tweaks are planned for the 2014 season.


Pittsburgh Steelers

The New York Post's Brian Costello anticipates the New York Jets to hire their new general manager by the end of the week, and current Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap guru Omar Khan is considered a front-runner for the job.

Mike Batista of Bleacher Report breaks down what the Steelers need to do to improve their run game in 2013.