Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Wake-up: Ahmad Bradshaw visiting Steelers
By Jamison Hensley
The Browns signed quarterback Jason Campbell to compete with Brandon Weeden for the starting job (a good move for Cleveland) and Ravens receiver-returner Jacoby Jones advanced past the first round in "Dancing With The Stars." You can say that it wasn't a typical Tuesday night for the AFC North blog. If you're not in the mood to chat about contemporary jazz moves, you'll be happy to move to the wake-up call ...
RAVENS: Raiders free-agent safety Michael Huff is scheduled to visit Baltimore later this week, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Huff visited Dallas on Monday but left without an offer from the cap-strapped Cowboys. The Ravens are looking for a replacement for Ed Reed, who signed with Houston last week, and team officials were impressed with Huff coming out of college. If Huff doesn't get a deal done with Baltimore, he'll head to Green Bay for a visit.
BENGALS: Based on the recent offensive-tackle signings, Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer projects Andre Smith will sign a four-year deal in the $26 to $27 million range that includes between $7 million to $8 million in guaranteed money. Smith was reportedly looking for a deal that averaged $9 million per season. But he won't get that type of money now that the first wave of free agency is over. No one expected Smith to last this long on the open market.
STEELERS: Giants free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw is scheduled to visit the Steelers on Wednesday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Bradshaw, 27, has been waiting to take a physical with teams because he had surgery to replace a screw in his right foot in late January. He told ESPN Radio that the Packers and Jets are also interested in him. The Steelers can't offer much because they're $2.5 million under the salary cap, but running backs are generally among the cheapest positions in free agency.
BROWNS: Oregon outside linebacker Dion Jordan and Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills are among the prospects who have pre-draft visits lined up with the Browns, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Jordan is considered a top-five prospect in the draft, and Stills is projected to go in the third or fourth round. Also, Arizona quarterback Matt Scott is set to visit the Browns in early April, the paper reported. Scott is expected to go in the fifth round or later.