Jim Brown Says Cleveland Fans Need to Get Over Move and More AFC North News
The Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl win may have opened old wounds for Cleveland Browns fans still stung by Art Modell moving the team to Baltimore, but Browns legend Jim Brown says it's time to get over it.
Speaking to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, Brown said, "Art did not make the correct move in my opinion, at the time. It hurt the people, but now it's time to get over it."
That may be hard to hear—even from the most beloved Browns player of all time—but it makes sense.
The Browns have been back in Cleveland and the NFL since 1999 and had ample time to put themselves into contention. Blaming Modell's stealing the team away to Baltimore for where the team stands today doesn't help the Browns move forward.
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Bleacher Report's Nathan Tessler throws some ice water on the Ravens' Super Bowl celebration, giving us six reasons why the team won't repeat in 2013.
The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy reports that the Cincinnati Bengals have reinstated linebacker Brandon Joiner to their roster after he was released from prison on Jan. 15, having served eight months of his sentence for crimes he committed in 2007 when he was a college freshman.
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com spoke with Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis on how now-retired Bengals running backs coach Jim Anderson helped his career in 2012.
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Mike Pettica of the Cleveland Plain Dealer asks readers if the Cleveland Browns should take a chance on released former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young, who was cut from the team after a series of incidents involving teammates and his dissatisfaction with playing time.
Bleacher Report's Brian Murtaugh presents his latest Cleveland Browns seven-round mock draft.
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Chris Wesseling of NFL.com says that the Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to move on without wide receiver Mike Wallace.
Bleacher Report's Brian Leigh argues in favor of the Steelers and Wallace parting ways, citing both the new offensive system under Todd Haley and the rise of Antonio Brown as major reasons why.
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