Around the AFC North

Around the AFC North: Keeping up with the Joneses

Keep up with all of the news from the AFC North, including bar fights, Ben Roethlisberger's feelings, and a new fullback on the market

LB James Harrison Stays in the AFC North

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison found a new team, and he's not going very far. Harrison is now a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, as the veteran linebacker agreed to a two-year deal Friday afternoon.

Around the AFC North (8/25): David DeCastro Suffers Knee Injury

We haven't reported on a lot of news from around the division lately, but this one seemed like it could be pretty significant: Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive guard David DeCastro suffered a knee injury during Saturday night's preseason game.

Around the AFC North (7/22): Contract Updates for Mike Wallace & Joe Flacco

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we look at the possibility of the Steelers getting closer to a deal with receiver Mike Wallace, Joe Flacco's confidence that he'll be a Raven for a long time, and who the Bengals' No. 2 receiver will be.

Around the AFC North (6/17): Steelers Won't Reduce Tender

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at whether the Steelers will reduce Mike Wallace's tender, some more negative news regarding a player on the Bengals roster, and an update on the health of Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.

Around the AFC North (6/10): Change of Scenery for Bobbie Williams

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at a look at a change of scenery for offensive guard Bobbie Williams, and a soon-to-be new addition to the Roethlisberger family tree.

Around the AFC North (6/3): Pittsburgh Aging, McAdoo Tears Achilles

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at another player with an Achilles injury in Baltimore, a local writer talking about the end of the Steelers' reign of dominance, and a Bengals player who lost 30 pounds this offseason.

Hines Ward to Join NBC and Football Night in America

For the past few seasons, Football Night in America on NBC, which has preceded the network's Sunday Night Football telecasts, has been my favorite football pregame show. Unfortunately, instead of leaving Hines Ward and his obnoxious grin off of television after his retirement, NBC Sports hired the former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver.

Around the AFC North (5/27): Farrior to Retire With Pittsburgh?

In tonight's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at linebacker James Farrior possibly returning to the Steelers to retire, another Bengals player with legal issues, and former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis filing for bankruptcy.

Around the AFC North (5/20): Another Suspension in Cincy

In today's edition, we take a look at another suspension for the Bengals, the doubt about the future of Ravens safety Ed Reed, and Mike Tomlin's salary.

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Ravens LB Terrell Suggs Tears Achilles

According to reports, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs suffered a torn Achilles and "will likely miss the 2012 season."

Around the AFC North (2/19): Hue Jackson to Cincinnati

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at the Bengals adding another former head coach to their staff, how much money Joe Flacco's agent wants for his client, and who will return kicks for the Steelers next season.

LaCanfora: Hines Ward Won't be Back Next Season

We thought that Ward might restructure his contract to stay with the team, something he has said he'd be open to doing. According to Jason LaCanfora of NFL.com, Ward probably won't be brought back in any capacity next year.

Around the AFC North (2/10): Maualuga Gets Into Trouble

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at another member of the Bengals getting into trouble, the Steelers releasing a veteran cornerback, and why the Ravens need help at the receiver position.

Around the AFC North (1/31): Todd Haley to Pittsburgh?

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at who the Steelers' next offensive coordinator could be, who the Ravens' new quarterbacks coach is, and whether Bengals fans want Chad Ochocinco to get a Super Bowl ring, even though he hasn't had to do much all season.

Around the Pound (1/25): Ravens Losing Pagano to Colts

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we ignore the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers to focus only on the Baltimore Ravens losing their defensive coordinator again.

Around the AFC North (1/21): Bruce Arians Retires

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at the retirement of a former Browns offensive coordinator, what the Dolphins' recent hiring means for Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, and a couple of keys to a Ravens victory.

Around the AFC North (1/19): Reed Down on Flacco's Performance

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at the Ravens' Ed Reed pretty much trashing Joe Flacco's performance from this past weekend's game, how the Steelers will deal with their salary cap situation, and the indictment of Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson.

Around the AFC North (1/16): Ravens' Nagging Issues, Zimmer Still the Favorite

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at Baltimore's issues against the Texans, who the favorite for the Miami Dolphins head coaching job is, and how Steelers fans reacted to seeing the Patriots decimate the Broncos.

Around the AFC North (1/11/12): Jay Gruden Staying, Mike Zimmer Leaving?

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at Jay Gruden's and Mike Zimmer's status with the Cincinnati Bengals, whether Hines Ward would take a pay cut to stay with Pittsburgh, and whether the Ravnes can stop the Texans' running game.

Around the AFC North (1/2): Rashard Mendenhall Tears ACL

In today's return-from-hiatus edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at the Steelers suffering another tough loss on offense against the Cleveland Browns, how Joe Flacco compares to other quarterbacks at this stage in his career, and how the Bengals backed into the playoffs.

Around the AFC North (10/20): Bengals Pull Off a Steal

I was stunned what the Oakland Raiders gave up to acquire Palmer, but desperate times call for desperate measures. The Oakland Raiders just lost their owner, and this is a move that would probably make Al Davis proud. In fact, it seems as if his manner of operations still remains within the Raiders organization.

Around the AFC North (10/13): Bengals to Face Best Receivers So Far

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at the Bengals defensive coordinator praising the Colts' receivers, a Ravens player getting fined for removing his microphone, and a Steelers player who received an award for his performance last week.

AFC North Makes a Late Run to Tie for "Lockout Crime"

According to the Baltimore Sun, the AFC North has made a late run to tie for the division lead in "lockout crime." The AFC West, AFC South, NFC North and NFC East each had four arrests during the lockout. Up until July 9, the AFC North didn't have a single arrest during the lockout, so it surprisingly seemed as if the division would make it with a clean record.

Does WR Steve Smith Want to Play for Baltimore?

Houshmandzadeh and Stallworth aren't coming back once the lockout ends, and the Ravens were wise to go for youth in the draft with Torrey Smith. Could they be in the market for acquiring the Panthers' Steve Smith though?

RB Cedric Benson Arrested for Assault

At least Palmer isn't being arrested every other day, which seems to be a common occurrence for Bengals players. Pacman Jones was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest last week. One of their safeties was arrested on Thursday. This morning, it was running back Cedric Benson.

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