AFC North evening update

Here is an update on the latest happenings Tuesday in the AFC North:

  • Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl defensive lineman Haloti Ngata (back) returned to practice and will play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers.

  • With Brian Leonard injured (foot), the Cincinnati Bengals signed running back James Johnson.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers middle linebacker Larry Foote is willing to take a smaller role this season.

  • The Cleveland Browns suffered three injuries in Tuesday morning's practice: cornerback Eric Wright, linebacker Marcus Bernard and defensive lineman Brian Schaefering.