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Friday, March 25, 2011
AFC North links: Ponder to Cincy?

By ESPN.com staff

Baltimore Ravens

Safety Tom Zbikowski told The Baltimore Sun that he would like his next NFL contract to allow him to box next year and beyond.

The Ravens should get compensatory draft picks for losing Dwan Edwards to the Bills (projected to be a fifth-round pick) and Justin Bannan to the Broncos (a likely sixth-rounder).

Cincinnati Bengals

The  Bengals are scheduled to visit with Cam Newton at Auburn next Sunday and then work him out on April 4.

Cincy Jungle continues its mock draft into the second round; it has the Bengals selecting Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder.

Cleveland Browns

Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers will visit the Browns on April 11 or 12, according to the Plain Dealer. Tony Grossi has Bowers going to the Browns in his latest mock draft.

A Cleveland-area private seat license holder has sued the NFL, the Browns and the league's 31 other teams. In his lawsuit, Ken Lanci claims the lockout violates his private seat license contract with the Browns and jeopardizes his right to watch a full season of home games.

Pittsburgh Steelers

In its continuing series looking back at the team's playoff history, the Steelers' website breaks down 1972 AFC Championship Game.

Even if the NFL lockout canceled the 2011 NFL season, the Sports & Exhibition Authority, which owns Heinz Field, would be able to tap into a reserve of ticket surcharges to cover debt payments.