Tuesday, May 21, 2013
AFC North links: Record motivates Steelers
By ESPN.com staff
Deonte Thompson might have the early inside track to start at wide receiver opposite Torrey Smith. "[Thompson] could sneak in there, he looks different, is fast and catches everything," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said.
How does Arthur Jones fit into what is now a crowded defensive line group?
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer looks at the Bengals' roster heading into the team's first OTA session of the offseason.
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com also previews the voluntary sessions.
Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner has been impressed with what he's seen so far from quarterback Brandon Weeden. "Brandon is a one-year player in the NFL who did a lot more good things than people give him credit for," Turner said before his speech to the Akron Browns Backers banquet at Tangier Events Center. "I like his composure, the way he competes, he's worked awfully hard. He's got to be one of the hardest-working guys on our team. So you look and say, 'Hey, you hope there's a big upside.'"
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "With the Penguins knee-deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Pirates holding one of the top three records in the National League, the Steelers will open their spring practices [Tuesday] trying to forget their worst record since Bill Cowher coached the team."
Dustin Hockensmith of The Patriot-News addresses the Steelers' depth along the offensive line.