Tuesday, April 9, 2013
AFC North links: Andy Dalton optimistic
By ESPN.com staff
Do the Ravens view Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins as the next Anquan Boldin? Indeed, those are big shoes to fill. But the Ravens appear to be intrigued by Hopkins, and met with him at the NFL scouting combine in February. The Baltimore Sun reports that the team has "maintained interest" since that meeting.
Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones said he's struggled with the foxtrot in preparing for a "Dancing with the Stars" routine. But that hasn't gotten him down. After all, Jones is coming off a 2012 that he called the best year of his life.
Perhaps you've heard that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is going to portray Johnny Unitas in football scenes for an upcoming movie called "Unitas We Stand." And perhaps you've also heard that there's a Unitas family feud brewing over the selection of Flacco. Unitas' son, Joe, wrote a letter to the Baltimore Sun about the situation.
Former Cowboys running back Felix Jones had a tryout with the Bengals on Monday.
The Cincinnati Enquirer continues its series on potential Bengals NFL draft prospects with a look at Ohio State offensive lineman Reid Fragel.
With Andy Dalton and the Bengals set to begin offseason workouts next Monday, the quarterback tells the Enquirer that his squad has "all the potential in the world."
The Browns are willing to take a chance on receiver David Nelson, who is coming off an ACL injury that ended his 2012 season in the opening week. Nelson, who signed a one-year deal with the Browns on Monday, was second on the Bills in receptions in 2010 and 2011.
The Browns are playing host to some of the NFL draft's top prospects this week.
Kendall Simmons, the Steelers' No. 1 pick in 2002 out of Auburn, shares his memories of draft day with the team's website.
Mike Stanger of Bleacher Report gives his thoughts as to why the Steelers will not draft former star Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree.
Also from Bleacher Report, the latest Steelers draft buzz.