Steelers' Timmons, Roethlisberger Restructure Contracts and More AFC North News

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Steelers' Timmons, Roethlisberger Restructure Contracts and More AFC North News

In their first attempt to reduce their salary cap load, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reworked the contract of linebacker Lawrence Timmons, reports Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Timmons' restructure appears to save the Steelers at least $3 million for 2013.

Bouchette also reports that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will also get a contract restructure this week, saving the Steelers an additional $6 million. Other candidates for a rework include linebackers LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison, though the latter may instead be subject to a pay cut.

Baltimore Ravens

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Tom Brady's new contract only affects Flacco if he receives the exclusive franchise tag.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun takes a look at whether Tom Brady's new contract will affect the money set to be paid to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco as well as compares what Flacco may get to the contracts of Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.

Mike Fast of Bleacher Report presents his post-NFL Scouting Combine seven-round mock draft for the Ravens.

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What does the future hold for Bengals free agent running back Brian Leonard?

Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy takes a look at the Cincinnati Bengals free agent quarterbacks and running backs and gives his take on who should stay and who should go.

Tim Daniels of Bleacher Report breaks down the Bengals' strengths as well as their draft needs.

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The Browns host Steve Breaston on Wednesday.

Cleveland Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston will meet with the Cleveland Browns today.

Andy McNamara of Bleacher Report gives us his full seven-round mock draft for the Cleveland Browns now that the NFL Scouting Combine has wrapped up.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Is speed or power the best for the Steelers' run game?

Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that the Pittsburgh Steelers don't really have many tough cuts ahead of them to get below the 2013 salary cap.

Chris G. of Bleacher Report wonders if the Steelers should focus on drafting a speedy running back this year or one with more power.

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