Monday, March 18, 2013
AFC North afternoon roundup
By Jamison Hensley
Here are some news and notes from around the division:
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he has talked to MLB commissioner Bud Selig twice about moving the Orioles' game on Thursday, Sept. 5, to earlier in the day so the Ravens can open the 2013 season at home. "We think that's the right thing," Goodell said at the NFL owners meetings. "We've agreed to move the game a little bit later in the evening to accommodate the baseball game. We think it would be a great day. As a kid who grew up as an Orioles fan, to have the Orioles game in the afternoon and then to go to the Ravens' Super Bowl championship celebration would be a great day. We hope that's the way it will happen." If the Orioles don't switch the time of their game, Goodell said "the only option is to take the Ravens on the road."
Coach Marvin Lewis said he doesn't "anticipate any change" to Rey Maualuga's position. There had been speculation of moving Maualuga to the outside and Vontaze Burfict to the inside. "I think things will be good the way they are," Lewis told The Cincinnati Enquirer.
The Steelers have no plans to sign free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Browns will conduct a private workout with West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.