AFC North weekend notes

September, 2, 2012
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Here's what is happening around the division:

BENGALS: Last year at this time, the Bengals claimed wide receiver Brandon Tate and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn on waivers. But Cincinnati stood pat on its 53-man roster Saturday. Tight end Colin Cochart, who was released by the Bengals on Friday, was claimed by the Cowboys.

BROWNS: The Browns were awarded linebacker Tank Carder (Bills) and defensive lineman Ishmaa’ily Kitchen (Ravens) off waivers from Baltimore. To make room for them on the roster, Cleveland waived defensive lineman Brian Sanford and injury-waived defensive lineman Scott Paxson. If Paxson goes unclaimed, the Browns can put him on injured reserve. In other news, tight end Evan Moore was signed by the Seahawks a day after he was cut by the Browns. He replaces former Browns first-round pick Kellen Winslow in Seattle.

RAVENS: The Ravens are expected to sign former Patriots strong safety James Ihedigbo, The Baltimore Sun is reporting. Ihedigbo, 28, was a surprise starter last season for New England (12 starts) and ended up playing 67 percent of the defensive snaps last season. The Ravens need depth and a special teams presence at safety after injuries to Sean Considine (concussions) and Emanuel Cook (broken right leg).

STEELERS: No changes on the 53-man roster, as expected. So, here's a piece from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on left Max Starks, who is playing one of the game's most important positions for minimum wage for the second year in a row. Of course, minimum wage for a nine-year veteran is only $825,000. "I never felt unwanted," Starks told the paper. "I realize it's a business, and a lot of people make decisions. You can't affect those decisions, you can either let those decisions confuse you and use it as a crutch to say, 'Oh, they're picking on me, they don't like me, why do they do this and why do they do that?' Me, I just said there's an opportunity to get better at something else while I have the opportunity. I think I've constantly proven that."

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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