Wake-up: Weeden's must-see patriotic pic

July, 5, 2013
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RAVENS: Coach John Harbaugh was asked whether he's going to reach out to other Super Bowl-winning coaches about how they approached defending their title. "I talk to the people I usually talk to probably about what is going on," Harbaugh said, via The Baltimore Sun. "You probably can figure out who those people are. No, it hasn't been too much different. Every year you face different challenges. This is new in a lot of different ways. You just try to do the best you can and make good choices and good decisions. We have a good team here. We have a lot of players that really care.

BENGALS: Linebacker Rey Maualuga talked to ESPN The Magazine about his path to the pros. "I'd say the biggest turning point in my life, when I realized I needed to make something of myself, was after my dad died. I was 18, and I'd just graduated from high school," Maualuga said. "I needed him to be there, to show me the way after I'd made mistakes. But he wasn't, and I kept blaming myself and blaming him for his absence. Finally, there was a point where I just said to myself, 'I've got my mom left. She's the rock.' After that, I knew I had to give football everything I had to give my mom a happy, comfortable life."

STEELERS: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger once again gave a glowing update on his surgically repaired right knee. "It feels great, it feels better than ever, like it's a brand-new knee, and I feel younger than ever, I feel good," Roethlisberger said while in London, via 7M Sports. Roethlisberger underwent arthroscopic surgery June 5 to repair the meniscus in his right knee. He is expected to be fully recovered by the time the Steelers begin training camp at the end of the month.

BROWNS: Many people wear red, white and blue on the Fourth of July. No one -- and I repeat no one -- had a more patriotic outfit than Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden. He posted a photo of himself on Twitter in a stars-and-stripes tank top along with red, white and blue shorts while holding an American flag. Weeden wrote: "It'd only be right to post this on this great American holiday!! Happy 4th of July to everyone!!" And, for Browns fans, you'd rather see something like this out of your quarterback compared to what we saw recently of Mark Sanchez. Click right here to see the Weeden pic for yourself, and I know you are going to do so.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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