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Trent Richardson on Brandon Weeden's 2012 Struggles and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstContributor IIFebruary 26, 2013

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson offered a bit of off-camera information to the NFL Network's Steve Wyche at the NFL Scouting Combine—that Brandon Weeden struggled to read defenses in his rookie season and that resulted in the Browns having to curtail their offense.

Richardson, however, said he believes the offense will open up in 2013 and that Weeden should again be the starter under center. Though the comments are controversial, considering they were said to Wyche as an aside rather than on-camera, it's not the beginning of the team turning away from Weeden.

We all saw Weeden's struggles in his first season, and reading defenses seemed to be one of them. That's fine for a rookie; now the goal is for Weeden to make a big leap in his second season.

 

Baltimore Ravens

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun says that the Baltimore Ravens may take a bit of a risk in this year's draft if elite-level players with bad off-field reputations fall to them with their 32nd-overall first-round pick.

Shawn Brubaker of Bleacher Report gives us the five biggest takeaways from the Scouting Combine for the Ravens.

 

Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer spoke to Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer about linebackers—specifically, Manti Te'o and soon-to-be Bengals free agent Rey Maualuga.

Speaking of Maualuga, Bleacher Report's Chris Roling wonders whether the Bengals should bring him back in 2013.

 

Cleveland Browns

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal spoke with Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden during his Monday appearance at the Cleveland Auto Show and Weeden made it perfectly clear that he expects to remain the team's starter under center regardless of who his competition for the job may be.

Andy McNamara of Bleacher Report gives us the five biggest takeaways for the Browns from this year's Scouting Combine.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac takes a look at the edge rushers the Pittsburgh Steelers may consider drafting in the first round this year.

Dan Snyder of Bleacher Report breaks down the five biggest Scouting Combine takeaways for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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