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AFC North links: Ngata due for big raise

6/24/2011

Baltimore Ravens

In a recent radio interview with WARN in Utah, defensive end Paul Kruger said he hopes to be on the field for at least half of the snaps in 2011.

Football News Now's Dale Grdnic projects the Ravens will re-work Haloti Ngata’s contract after the NFL lockout is lifted and the defensive tackle could get a five-year deal in the $70-75 million range. Ngata has reportedly lost 25 pounds during the lockout.

Cincinnati Bengals

Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher responded to being left off Dhani Jones' list of the top 10 linebackers in the league. "I think we were drafted in the same class, and I haven't heard anything about him since then," Urlacher said Thursday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show."

Chad Ochocinco is back in Cincinnati and ready to work out with teammates, according to the wide receiver's Twitter account.

Cleveland Browns

Colt McCoy credits his teammates with the success of the three "Camp Colt" workout sessions he's hosted over the past few months. McCoy and linebacker Scott Fujita are organizing a full-squad session in the near future.

Joe Haden has worked hard off the field to connect with Cleveland fans.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Craftsman has tapped Hines Ward to promote its upcoming reality series, "SCREW• D: Where Survival Comes Down to the Right Tools."

Dejan Kovacevic reviews the offseason war of words between LaMarr Woodley and Joe Flacco and Terrell Suggs.