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  1. Wake-up: A.J. Green returns to practice

    Jamison Hensley

    LATROBE, Pa. -- It's a busy Thursday in the AFC North. I will wrap up my visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers and put together a Camp Confidential post, which will run Friday. Plus, there's two teams in the division, the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  2. Wake-up call: Pay cut for Vonta Leach?

    Jamison Hensley

    My tour of the division minicamps begins next week. I will make a stop over at the Ravens tonight, when the coaches and players receive their Super Bowl rings. The plan is to have a post from the event later tonight. In the meantime, here's the wake-...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  3. Ranking draft needs: Quarterback

    Jamison Hensley

    Leading up to the start of the NFL draft (it's only 10 days away), the AFC North blog will evaluate each position and where it stands as a need for each division team. Let's start with the quarterbacks, which is an intriguing draft talking point in t...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  4. Wake-up: Owner's expectations for Browns

    Jamison Hensley

    I have received a couple of notes in the AFC North mailbag about why the blog has been dominated by Ravens coverage lately. The purpose of this blog is to offer a take on news. So if a team is more newsworthy, it gets more attention. Over the past...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  5. Wake-up: Tomlin's message to skeptics

    Jamison Hensley

    Owners and coaches continue to provide some notes from the NFL owners meetings, which are beginning to wind down in Arizona. Here's another packed edition of the wake-up call ... BALTIMORE RAVENS Owner Steve Bisciotti told The NFL Network that...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  6. Wake-up: Bengals looking to re-sign Smith

    Jamison Hensley

    Here's a recap of the first two days of free agency in the AFC North: the Browns signed players, the Ravens lost starters, the Bengals focused on re-signing their own players and the Steelers created more salary-cap space. If you want more details ab...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  7. Wednesday's free agency quick hits

    Jamison Hensley

    Here are some news and notes from around the division: RAVENS: The $1 million roster bonus for receiver-returner Jacoby Jones is expected to be picked up this week, according to The Baltimore Sun. BENGALS: The Bengals need to find a new backup ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  8. Steelers upgrade at backup quarterback

    Jamison Hensley

    The Steelers upgraded their backup quarterback spot by agreeing to terms on a three-year contract with Bruce Gradkowski, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Pittsburgh wanted to get younger at that spot after Charlie Batch (38 years old) and B...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  9. Wake-up call: Free agency notebook

    Jamison Hensley

    It was a fast start to free agency. It was so hectic that 20-plus posts weren't enough to cover everything in the AFC North on Tuesday. Time to hit the other news happening in the division ... BALTIMORE RAVENS The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  10. Eight in the Box: Quarterback situations

    Jamison Hensley

    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: How each AFC North team needs to address the quarterback position. Baltimore Ravens: The biggest issue with Baltimore is wheth...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  11. Browns down to third-string quarterback

    Jamison Hensley

    The Browns are down to third-string quarterback Thad Lewis after starter Brandon Weeden and backup Colt McCoy sat out Wednesday's practice with shoulder injuries. This could be a case of history repeating itself. The Browns faced an eerily simi...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  12. AFC North preseason finale wrap-up

    Jamison Hensley

    Nearly all the AFC North teams played it safe in Thursday night's preseason finales. Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco and Brandon Weeden all sat out and watched the backup quarterbacks play. The only starter who played, the Bengals' Andy Dalton, lef...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  13. AFC North backup QB outlook

    Jamison Hensley

    You're not going to see a lot of the starting quarterbacks in Thursday's preseason finales. Some starters won't play at all. It's a smart move because the last thing you want is to get your quarterback hurt in a game that's primarily for the fringe p...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  14. Postcard from Bengals camp

    Jamison Hensley

    CINCINNATI -- Here are some quick thoughts from my first day at Bengals' camp, where 640 fans and myself endured the 91-degree heat Tuesday afternoon: The first round of team drills went to the defense. The receivers couldn't get open. On one pla...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  15. Looking at McNabb's AFC North prospects

    Jamison Hensley

    Veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb said last week there's an "an 80 to 90 percent chance" he'll play this season. According to the 35-year-old quarterback, there are three teams that he's considering, although he declined to name them. As ESPN's Adam...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  16. Poll results: Backup QBs in AFC North

    Jamison Hensley

    I took some criticism for my ratings for the AFC North backup quarterback situation last week. But it looks like most fans in the division agree with my assessment for the most part. In a SportsNation poll that drew 9,611 votes, here are the final...

    Blog | June 12, 2012