1. 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...

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  2. 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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  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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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  6. 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 ...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. The Definitive Pittsburgh Steelers Guide to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine

    The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis, though positional drills don't begin until Saturday...

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  16. The Next Step for the Baltimore Ravens Now That C Matt Birk Has Retired

    Unsurprisingly, Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk announced his retirement on Friday after 14 years in the league, including four with the Ravens with whom he just won his first ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 3,236 reads 10 comments

  17. Ravens Center Matt Birk to Announce Retirement and More AFC North News

    Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk will announce his retirement later today after 15 years in the NFL...

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  18. Cleveland Browns Need to Make the Right Decision at Tight End

    While the Cleveland Browns ' offseason plans are getting a great deal of scrutiny, namely because no one knows what to expect at quarterback and because the defense is switching to a 3-4...

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  19. The Definitive Baltimore Ravens Guide to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine

    The NFL Scouting Combine starts later this week, and the Baltimore Ravens will be there, taking a closer look at the 334 draft prospects who have been invited to the league's largest talent show...

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  20. Pittsburgh Steelers in Talks with LB Larry Foote and More AFC North News

    Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Larry Foote are in negotiations to give Foote a new contract, keeping him with the team in 2013...

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  21. Breaking Down the Pittsburgh Steelers' Running Back Options

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have major decisions to make at the running back position in the coming months. A combination of salary-cap restrictions and a disappointing 2012 season from their backs has forced their hand and changes are coming...

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  22. The Definitive Cincinnati Bengals Guide to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine

    The NFL Scouting Combine begins this week, with all 32 teams getting the opportunity to take closer looks at the players that have been sliding up and down their draft boards for the past few months...

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  23. Steelers' Terrible Towel to Be Made in Pittsburgh and More AFC North News

    Though The Terrible Towel has been an iconic part of the Pittsburgh Steelers ' fan experience for decades, it wasn't a locally-made product. But now, the towel will be manufactured in Pittsburgh, reports Teresa Varley of Steelers...

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  24. Cleveland Browns Would Make a Huge Mistake by Trading Brandon Weeden

    It's but three sentences, via the National Football Post , but it could mean big changes are ahead—again—for the Cleveland Browns : Is trading Brandon Weeden a possibility for the Browns? Some around the league think so...

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  25. James Harrison Joins Dodgeball Team and More AFC North News

    While Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison awaits word on his fate in Pittsburgh, he's decided to join a new team. According to Kevin Patra of NFL...

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