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  1. AFC North mailbag

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker Let's dig into the AFC North mailbag. Tyson from East Greenbush, N.Y., writes: Hey there James, do you see any AFC North rookies winning Rookie of the Year on either offense or defense? James Walker: Not this...

    Blog | July 20, 2009
  2. 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
  3. Rex Ryan praises QB Ryan Tannehill

    James Walker

    DAVIE, Fla. -- Rex Ryan's defenses have confused and battered a lot of rookie quarterbacks over the years. The New York Jets head coach will try to add Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Ryan Tannehill to the list Sunday in a big AFC East showdown...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  4. Five rookie free agents to watch

    James Walker

    With the NFL lockout possibly reaching its conclusion, it's time to look ahead to what should be a very wild period in free agency. Part of it will consists of rookie free agents who went undrafted this past April. Every year, several college play...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Source: Cleveland Browns, quarterback Colt McCoy agree to four-ye...

    James Walker

    Third-round pick Colt McCoy agreed to a four-year deal worth up to $5 million. The normal slot is approximately $3.275 million. But McCoy got the "quarterback premium," which shows the faith Cleveland has in McCoy as its long-term solution at quarterback.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Quick Browns note

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker We're getting several e-mails from Cleveland Browns fans in our AFC North inbox asking for a list of this year's rookie free agents. The complete list was released Friday. But in case you missed it, ...

    Blog | May 02, 2009
  13. Morning take: Tomlin ready for Year 2

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker Here is your one-stop shopping for the best stories around the AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks to build on last year's successful rookie campaign in 2008. But it comes with a myriad of dis...

    Blog | July 24, 2008
  14. 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
  15. Flacco, Dorsey need camp time to make impact

    James Walker

    With training camps on the horizon, several rookies remain unsigned. Which players need to sign and report to camp on time if they want to make an impact in 2008? James Walker examines.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2008