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  1. Morning take: Ryan beats Flacco for ROY

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan wins the 2008 Rookie of the Year award over fellow first-year signal-caller Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Rav...

    Blog | December 31, 2008
  2. Leon Hall, Cincinnati Bengals to discuss extension, source says

    James Walker

    The Cincinnati Bengals will soon begin contract negotiations with starting cornerback Leon Hall, a source familiar with the situation told

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2011
  3. Inside the mind of an NFL GM

    James Walker

    The NFL is about to embark on its wildest free-agency period ever. Because of this year's lengthy lockout, hundreds of players will be signed in a matter of days, in addition to rookie draft picks and rookie free agents. A supplemental draft also wi...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  4. Cleveland Browns schedule analysis

    James Walker

    Breakdown: The Cleveland Browns have the toughest strength of schedule in the AFC North. But it's only 19th overall in the NFL, which gives the Browns a chance to improve on last year's 5-11 record. Cleveland rookie head coach Pat Shurmur has a go...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  5. Thought of the Day: Browns sleeper?

    James Walker

    Recently some of the biggest sleepers in the NFL have come from the AFC North. Two years ago, it was the Baltimore Ravens led by then-rookie quarterback Joe Flacco, who led his team to the AFC title game. Last season it was the Cincinnati Bengals,...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  6. AFC North rookies showing up early

    James Walker

    Many AFC North fans were excited about their teams following April's NFL draft. This summer, several of those rookies are proving their worth early in the preseason. In no particular order, here are the top first-year performers so far: Jordan ...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  7. AFC North rookie surprises

    James Walker

    Every year there are rookies around the league who, seemingly out of nowhere, quickly develop and contribute to their respective teams. Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and 2009 third-round pick Mike Wallace was a perfect example last season. So who c...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  8. What's Johnathan Joseph's value?

    James Walker

    The Cincinnati Bengals could be headed for a tough decision next offseason with Johnathan Joseph. One of the top young cornerbacks in the NFL, Joseph will carry a heavy price tag if he has another great season in the final year of his rookie contract...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  9. Bengals assign rookie numbers

    James Walker

    For those in "Bengaldom" interested and perhaps looking to buy jerseys of their favorite rookies, the Cincinnati Bengals have assigned numbers to first-year players. Here they are, according to the team's website: Jermaine Gresham, TE, No. 84 ...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  10. The Big Question: Is Andre Smith legit?

    James Walker

    After a disappointing rookie season, is Cincinnati Bengals' 2009 first-round pick Andre Smith ready for a breakthrough year? CINCINNATI -- Regardless of the player, I stand firm in saying it's foolish to label someone a draft bust after one season...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  11. AFC North draft rewind

    James Walker

    Examining the draft classes of each division team. Baltimore Ravens Oher Best rookie: First-round pick Michael Oher is not only Baltimore's top rookie, but he's one of the best first-year players in the NFL. He solidified the right tackle posi...

    Blog | December 23, 2009
  12. Robiskie completes four-year deal

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker The Cleveland Browns will have all of their rookies on the field when the team holds its first practice Saturday. Receiver and second-round pick Brian Robiskie agreed to a four-year deal with Cleveland Thursday e...

    Blog | July 30, 2009
  13. A look at AFC North QB contracts

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco got a five-year contract worth up to $30 million last week to sign with the Baltimore Ravens. But if Flacco wins the job, he would still be at the bottom of AFC North starting quarterbac...

    Blog | July 21, 2008
  14. Rookie Rivers should fill immediate Bengals' needs

    James Walker

    Under their third defensive coordinator in six years, the Bengals expect rookie Keith Rivers to emerge as the leader of their pack of 11 linebackers.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2008