AFC North: Antwan Peek

Morning take: Browns release seven

February, 10, 2009

Posted by's James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:

  • Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes the Browns cut seven players, including quarterback Ken Dorsey and linebacker Antwan Peek.

Morning take: This is the first sign of change for new coach Eric Mangini. Perhaps more are on the way.

Morning take: This is just the business side of football. Lewis has options and he knows it. It doesn't mean he wouldn't love to return to Baltimore.

Morning take: If Cincinnati loses kicker and pending free agent Shayne Graham, it could get even worse.

Morning take: I'm not sure why Roethlisberger would say this now, especially since the team is denying knowledge of it. But it could also be a subtle cry for help.

Posted by's James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North:

Morning take: This is further proof that few pro sports teams are woven into the city's fabric quite like the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Morning take: We've liked Alex Hall since minicamp. Now "Kamerion Wimbley-lite" gets a chance to show what he can do.

Morning take: Guess which team just received additional insight on Cincinnati's offense for Sunday's game?

Morning take: Win and produce, and Mr. 8-5 can do whatever he wants. Lose and play poorly, and there will be some finger-pointing his way after drawing so much attention.

Peek out for the season

September, 4, 2008

Posted by's James Walker

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Antwan Peek blew out his right knee in practice Wednesday and will be out for the 2008 season, head coach Romeo Crennel said. Peek will be put on injured reserve Thursday.

Peek was running down the field in practice, planted and tore his right patellar tendon. He will have surgery today.

"He had the feeling that it was something major," Crennel said of Peek. "He was disappointed."

To replace Peek, Cleveland signed linebacker Shantee Orr, who was cut by the Browns last week. Orr already knows the defense after spending the entire summer with the team.

The Browns open the 2008 season with a high-profile matchup this week against the Dallas Cowboys.

"In this business guys get hurt," Crennel said Thursday. "But guys understand we have to move forward because we have a game to play on Sunday."