- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Staff Writer
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It looks like the Bengals have addressed the backup quarterback position while the Ravens, Steelers and Browns are still looking to fill some holes on their teams. You can read all about it in the wake-up call ...
RAVENS: The Ravens have made a contract offer to Broncos free-agent pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil, according to the Denver Post. But sources told the paper that the Broncos have offered slightly more money in the early portion of the deal. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team is interested in a handful of pass-rushers, a group that includes Dumervil, Osi Umenyiora, Dwight Freeney and James Harrison. The Steelers are also interested in Dumervil and Freeney. There could be a domino effect coming up with these pass-rushers.
BENGALS: The Bengals will finalize a two-year deal Friday with backup quarterback Josh Johnson, according to The Sports Exchange. Johnson would become the first free agent from another team to be signed by the Bengals this offseason. He was out of football last year before getting signed by Cleveland in late December. Johnson has a familiarity with Jay Gruden's offense, having played under him in Tampa Bay in 2008. Last year's backup, Bruce Gradkowski, signed with Pittsburgh. The Bengals could also draft a quarterback to compete for the backup job.
STEELERS: Free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw confirmed to ESPN Radio that the Steelers are among the teams interested in him. He mentioned the Jets and Packers as teams who have contacted him. Bradshaw, though, won't make any free-agent visits until the middle of April, when he is fully healed from offseason foot surgery. "It's a process," Bradshaw said. "I just want to take it slow."
BROWNS: Free-agent tight end Kellen Davis visited the Browns on Thursday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Davis, 27, started the past two seasons but he totaled 37 catches for 435 yards and seven touchdowns. Ben Watson, last year's starting tight end for the Browns, signed with New Orleans. The Browns could turn to Jordan Cameron, but he has yet to prove he can handle a starting role.