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  1. Will the Dolphins tackle better this week?

    James Walker

    DAVIE, Fla. -- When it comes to the subject of poor preseason tackling, it's all a matter of perspective with the Miami Dolphins. There are some who believe the Dolphins' tackling was so bad in last weekend's 24-20 preseason loss to the Dallas Cow...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  2. Camp Confidential: Pittsburgh Steelers

    James Walker

    LATROBE, Pa. -- Distractions and controversy? What distractions and controversy? The opening of training camp was business as usual for the reigning AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite offseason incidents that ranged from Hines Ward's arrest...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  3. AFC North Offseason Stock Watch

    James Walker

    It's baaaaaaack! After a lengthy hiatus, we decided to bring back an offseason edition of the AFC North "Stock Watch." The NFL season appears just around the corner as a new collective bargaining agreement is reportedly nearing its completion. ...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  4. More Hines Ward details emerge

    James Walker

    Atlanta police have released additional details on the recent arrest of Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward. According to the police report, Ward failed a sobriety test and at one point hit a curb with his Aston Martin vehicle. On Saturday a r...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  5. Thoughts on Adam Jones' arrest

    James Walker

    It has been an awful weekend for off-the-field misconduct in the AFC North. Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones became the second division player in as many days to get arrested after a bar incident in Cincinnati. Jones and Pittsburgh Steeler...

    Blog | July 10, 2011
  6. Thoughts on Bengals, mandatory spending

    James Walker

    Will the Cincinnati Bengals have to spend their full resources? We could find out soon if the NFLPA has its way with mandatory spending of the salary cap, which is one of the biggest sticking points remaining in the new collective bargaining agree...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  7. Updating AFC North franchise players

    James Walker

    There is optimism a new collective bargaining agreement could be reached this summer between the NFL and NFLPA. With that said, free-agency rules remain unknown, and that includes whether the franchise tag will stick on 14 top NFL players. Three o...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  8. Seven reasons Bengals must trade Palmer

    James Walker

    Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown says he refuses to trade quarterback Carson Palmer. Brown usually sticks to his edicts. So it would be surprising if the Bengals have a change of heart once a new collective bargaining agreement is reached. But ...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  9. Assessing free-agent cornerbacks

    James Walker

    To some degree, every team in the AFC North could be looking at free-agent cornerbacks. The glamour position has several solid players who could hit the open market this summer. Although a new collective bargaining agreement could change who's res...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  10. Seven free agency questions and answers

    James Walker

    The lockout has reached 71 days and counting, which continues to push back NFL free agency. This also means the league is bracing itself for an unprecedented whirlwind of player movement this summer once a new collective bargaining agreement is reach...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  11. Would Donte Whitner fit the Browns?

    James Walker

    I have been reluctant to discuss free agency during the NFL lockout for several reasons. For starters, we're not sure who will be restricted and unrestricted until there's a new collective bargaining agreement. Second, teams cannot and will not talk ...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  12. Thoughts on Ochocinco's soccer tryout

    James Walker

    You have to give the AFC North division credit for having multi-talented athletes. While Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski is boxing professionally again and already has one knockout this offseason, Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco i...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  13. How the lockout impacts Carson Palmer

    James Walker

    The lockout is potentially bad news for Carson Palmer. The Cincinnati Bengals' franchise quarterback, who demanded to be traded this offseason, remains in a holding pattern until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached. The Bengals have h...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  14. Report: Bengals tender Johnathan Joseph

    James Walker

    Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Bengals put the highest restricted tender on starting cornerback Johnathan Joseph Wednesday, less than 48 hours before his contract expires. But this move likely is for show. Under the current colle...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  15. What is Ike Taylor's asking price?

    James Walker

    Last week the Oakland Raiders paid cornerback Stanford Routt $31.5 million over three years, which is an average of more than $10 million per season. Most AFC North fans are probably asking, "Who is Stanford Routt?" And that is the point. It's ...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  16. Are Browns most hurt by a lockout?

    James Walker

    The Cleveland Browns are rebuilding under rookie head coach Pat Shurmur in 2011. Shurmur and his staff want to implement a new West Coast offense. Cleveland also wants to begin installation of a 4-3 defense, which the Browns haven't run since 2004...

    Blog | February 22, 2011