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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Links: Lewis to join Ravens' Ring of Honor

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Baltimore Ravens

Ray Lewis will be enshrined in the team's Ring of Honor at halftime of the Sept. 22 game against the Houston Texans.

Ryan Mink of the team's official website has five things you may not know about Ray Rice.

The Ravens were ranked No. 19 in Forbes' list of the world's 50 most valuable sports franchises.

Cincinnati Bengals

Defensive end Carlos Dunlap signed a six-year extension for $40 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday.

The team signed their first-round pick, tight end Tyler Eifert, on Monday.

The Bengals, worth $871 million, came in at No. 42 on Forbes' list of the world's 50 most valuable sports franchises.

Cleveland Browns

Jimmy Haslam's Browns, valued at $987 million, ranked No. 34 on Forbes' list of the world's 50 most valuable sports franchises.

Pilot Flying J, Haslam's truck stop company that's in the midst of an FBI investigation for alleged fraud, has sent checks to trucking companies shorted on rebates, AP reports. According to a letter to the company’s customers made public Monday, Haslam said that after an audit, "checks have been sent with interest to all who were found to be owed money."

Mac Speedie comes in at No. 11 on The Plain Dealer's list of the top 100 Browns of all time.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Center Maurkice Pouncey apologized on Monday after he and his brother were photographed last weekend wearing "Free Hernandez" caps. "I fully recognize the seriousness of the situation involving my former teammate, and I regret that my actions appear to make light of that serious situation. I apologize to anyone who was offended by my actions," Pouncey wrote.

Pouncey, on whether he needs to become a more vocal leader this season: "I think so. We had a lot of key guys in the past that did a great job of being leaders, but I think it’s my turn to step up and handle that job this year."

The Steelers, valued at $1.1 billion, were ranked No. 23 on Forbes' list of the world's 50 most valuable sports franchises.