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Thursday, July 19, 2012
AFC North links: Polamalu comes clean

By ESPN.com staff

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco continue to work toward a contract extension.

Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis likes the direction the team's offense is headed.

Cincinnati Bengals

Adam Jones continues to work on improving his image.

Joe Reedy on the Bengals' ticket situation: "This has been the earliest since 2008 that the Bengals have announced that they are closing in on sellouts. In their last 12 regular-season home games, the Bengals have had only two sellouts."

Cleveland Browns

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora previews the 2012, which includes Pete Prisco's projection of a 1-15 record. Ouch! La Canfora on the offense: "There is no way to sugar coat how pathetic the Browns offense was last season. Inept is not too strong a description."

Pittsburgh Steelers

Has Troy Polamalu ever lied about head injuries to remain in a game? “It may be kind of messed up, but you just kind of push yourself to be out there with your brothers,” Polamalu said. “I wouldn’t say there are any major lies where I totally lied my way out of concussions. In fact, during concussions, if it’s serious enough, you can’t even be conscious enough to lie.”

Alan Faneca describes what it will be like for rookies David DeCastro and Mike Adams when camp starts next week.