Saturday notes: Browns' Taylor off PUP

November, 3, 2012
11/03/12
7:00
AM ET
Here's a quick look at what's happening in the division:

RAVENS: Linebacker Terrell Suggs is back after missing the first six games of the season with an Achilles injury, but the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year is still lamenting the loss of linebacker Ray Lewis, who was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list with a torn triceps. "There's no word, really, in the English dictionary that can describe how important this man is to this team and this city," Suggs told the NFL Network. "Losing him was catastrophic, and it's going to be hard to fill that void."

STEELERS: Traveling back and forth on the same day for their game at the Giants won't affect the Steelers, linebacker LaMarr Woodley said. "It'll kind of take us back to high school days," Woodley said. "The day you play on you travel, you go play and you leave and go right back home." The Steelers were forced to change their travel plans when their New Jersey hotel had its power knocked out by superstorm Sandy.

BENGALS: Head coach Marvin Lewis said too much was made of his comments Thursday, when he challenged quarterback Andy Dalton and middle linebacker Rey Maualuga to step up as leaders. Lewis told reporters Friday that he wasn't taking his players to task. "Shame on me for saying anything," Lewis said. "Don't worry, I will never say anything again. Too much has been made of it that way. It's not critical of anybody. It wasn't meant to be critical. It's actually to say there is a belief in those guys to move forward. We have a great confidence in them that they can and bring their teammates with them."

BROWNS: Defensive tackle Phil Taylor was activated off the physically unable to perform list and will play against the Ravens on Sunday. Taylor, a 2011 first-round pick who missed the first eight games after undergoing surgery on a torn chest muscle, isn't expected to start but will be part of the line rotation. Ahtyba Rubin, the other starting defensive tackle, is out for a second game in a row with a calf injury.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

Insider