1. Cliff Avril vs. Paul Kruger: Who Fits the Cleveland Browns Best?

    Earlier this week, league sources spoke to the Cleveland Plain Dealer 's Mary Kay Cabot and said that among the Cleveland Browns ' free agent targets are two pass rushers—the ...

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  2. A Glimpse into the Pittsburgh Steelers' Future Without James Harrison

    The lines in the sand are being drawn deeper and the time to make a decision draws ever near—the Pittsburgh Steelers have a major choice to make when it comes to the future of linebacker James Harrison ...

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  3. Losing Ed Reed Might Be the Ravens' Only Option to Retain Other Free Agents

    The Baltimore Ravens will be making official a few major decisions next week when the new NFL league year begins, including what will come of free safety Ed Reed , the 11-year veteran who has missed only two Pro Bowls over the course of his career...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 6,251 reads 27 comments

  4. Whatever the Steelers Do at Cornerback, Cutting Ike Taylor Is Not an Option

    When it was announced that cornerback William Gay would be returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers after one season with the Arizona Cardinals , an interesting thing happened...

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  5. Free Agent Cornerbacks Who May Draw the Cleveland Browns' Interest

    The more money an NFL team has as free agency approaches, the more players who are ultimately linked to them...

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  6. Are the Cleveland Browns Crazy Enough to Draft Another QB?

    When the Cleveland Browns selected quarterback Brandon Weeden in the first round of the 2012 draft and he subsequently won the starting job, it seemed as though their longstanding problems at the position had been solved...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 11,928 reads 174 comments

  7. Should the Bengals Be Willing to Pay $9 Million Per Year for Andre Smith?

    Last week, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk said that soon-to-be Cincinnati Bengals free-agent right tackle Andre Smith will be looking for a contract in the $9 million-per-year ...

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  8. Is Paul Kruger Worth the Cleveland Browns' Free Agency Attention?

    With nearly $50 million in salary cap space and a new 3-4 defensive scheme, the Cleveland Browns are expected to be fairly active when free agency begins on March 12...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 7,482 reads 41 comments

  9. Looking at What Joe Flacco's New Contract Hints About the Ravens' Faith in Him

    On paper, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been given the most lucrative contract in NFL history, worth $120 million over six years . Of course, the on-paper amount that Flacco is getting won't likely line up with reality...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 3,137 reads 28 comments

  10. What Will Be William Gay's Role Now That He's Returned to the Steelers?

    When Arizona Cardinals cornerback William Gay was released last week, the immediate assumption was that the Pittsburgh Steelers , his team from 2007 until 2012 when he left in free agency, could be his home again...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 12,874 reads 152 comments

  11. Timing is the Key to Joe Flacco's Record-Setting Contract

    When it comes to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco getting the largest contact in the history of the NFL , it's all about one thing: timing. Flacco will be signing a contract on Monday reportedly worth $120 million over six years ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 18,867 reads 134 comments

  12. Signing Phil Dawson to a New Contract Should Be a Huge Browns Priority

    ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi broke down the situations of each of the Cleveland Browns ' 18 free agents on Friday and came to one conclusion—it doesn't look like any will be retained for 2013...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 7,372 reads 77 comments

  13. Bengals' Michael Johnson Getting the Franchise Tag Is Better Than Nothing

    With the deadline for NFL teams to use the franchise tag coming on Monday, decisions are finally rolling out...

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  14. Could Vonta Leach Be a Baltimore Ravens Salary Cap Casualty?

    The Baltimore Ravens have a number of tough decisions to make as the start of free agency and the league year looms, especially now that quarterback Joe Flacco may soon become the highest-paid player in NFL history...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 4,718 reads 11 comments

  15. Roethlisberger's Restructure an Inevitability but Not Cause for Panic

    Not surprisingly, the Pittsburgh Steelers were careening into the start of the 2013 league year significantly over the NFL 's salary cap—to the tune of about $13.9 million , assuming the cap stayed at around $122 million for the season...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 8,078 reads 27 comments

  16. Could the Cincinnati Bengals Take a Gamble on Tyrann Mathieu?

    Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu put forth an impressive scouting combine performance, with a 4.5-second 40-yard dash and smooth drills...

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  17. Recent Drama Proves the Pittsburgh Steelers Are Their Own Worst Enemy

    It all started—as it often does—with an anonymous comment to the media. In a February 17 piece about Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley , Ron Cook ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 6,370 reads 57 comments

  18. 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 ...

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  19. Combine Performance Makes Manti Te'o a Huge 1st-Round Risk for the Ravens

    The Baltimore Ravens need additional linebackers this year, to replace the retiring Ray Lewis and potentially to take over for Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger, both of whom are unrestricted free agents...

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  20. Options Galore for the Cleveland Browns and Their No. 6 Overall Draft Pick

    The Cleveland Browns have the sixth overall pick in this year's NFL draft as well as a number of clear needs to meet...

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

    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 ...

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  22. Breaking Down How the Ravens Can Make Joe Flacco Look Even Better in 2013

    Regardless of how the team manages to do it, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will be very handsomely paid in 2013...

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  23. What Would Steve Breaston Bring to the Pittsburgh Steelers' Offense?

    A number of teams are interested in recently-released Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston , but apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers are the front-runners to land his services, as least according to CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora ...

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  24. Jacoby Jones to Compete on 'Dancing with the Stars' and More AFC North News

    Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Ravens receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones will be the latest NFL representative to compete on ABC's Dancing with the Stars...

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  25. The Definitive Cleveland Browns Guide to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine

    The NFL Scouting Combine is somewhat underway but really hits full stride this weekend, when positional drills begin and we all get our first, extremely close look at over 300 draft-eligible prospects...

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