Monday, April 8, 2013
AFC North links: Ravens working hard
By ESPN.com staff
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has agreed to portray the late Johnny Unitas in an upcoming film called "Unitas We Stand," according to Joe Unitas, Johnny Unitas' son. Joe Unitas told the Baltimore Sun that Flacco will play his father playing football in the final scenes depicting the Colts' 1958 championship game victory.
But not everyone in the Unitas family was thrilled with the selection of Flacco. A grandson of Johnny Unitas, J.C. Unitas, called it an "embarrassing choice" on his Facebook page (via the Clarion-Ledger).
Ravens offensive lineman Ramon Harewood hosted more than 100 children ages 11 to 18 during the weekend for his "Big Mon Elite Athlete Development Camp" in his home country of Barbados. “We had a great camp,” Harewood told the Baltimore Sun. “We had a great turnout and the kids had a good attitude and put in some excellent work. My main message to the kids was about the recipe for success and the only way to get it done is through hard work with no shortcuts."
Speaking of hard work, Ravens defensive lineman Bryan Hall is shedding weight to take on a new role, reports The Baltimore Sun. Coach John Harbaugh has asked Hall to give inside linebacker a try, and Hall is all for it.
Is right tackle Andre Smith about to be done in Cincinnati? Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk gives reasons why.
Greg Little and Dan Gronkowski spent Friday night at "A Prom To Remember," an event for Northeast Ohio children battling cancer, the team's website reported.
Many of the kids in attendance are going through chemotherapy or were too ill to attend their schools' proms. Through the generosity of local businesses, these kids had the opportunity to attend free of charge, including everything from dresses, tuxedos, salon services, prom photos, food and limousine transportation.
With limited salary-cap space this offseason, Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com writes that the 2013 NFL draft is vital for the Steelers.
Inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester says he's appreciative to have re-signed with the Steelers, per the team's website.