AFC North: Matt Stewart
Pittsburgh announced 10 cuts. They included receiver Brandon London, running back Justin Vincent, linebacker Renauld Williams, defensive tackle Scott Paxson, long snapper Matt Stewart, safety Justin Thornton, offensive linemen Dorian Brooks and Kyle Jolly, and tight ends Sean McHugh and Eugene Bright.
The Browns released six players: cornerback Coye Francies, tight end Joel Gamble, offensive linemen Casey Bender and Joel Reinders, and receivers Syndric Steptoe and Jake Allen.
Final cuts have to be made by 6 p.m. Saturday.
After the NFL stripped the Ravens of organized team activities for violating rules on practice intensity, Mike Preston of The Baltimore Sun called out players for "snitching."
Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is "pumped and excited" about the Ravens' offense.
RFA offensive tackle Jared Gaither signed his one-year, $2.396 million tender.
The Professional Football Writers Association honored defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer with the Halas Award, which is given annually to the individual in the NFL who overcame the most adversity to succeed last season. Zimmer’s wife, Vicki, passed away suddenly last October.
Josh Cribbs expects to line up "all across the field" this season.
Fullback Lawrence Vickers, still without a new deal, arrived at OTAs. Running backs Jerome Harrison and Peyton Hillis were absent from Monday's sessions.
Guard Eric Steinbach has the season opener against the Bucs circled on his calendar. "After winning our last four last year, after the way we started the year, it’s huge to go down there and get a win,” Steinbach said.
John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review looks at Mike Tomlin's contract status and wonders whether the team's brass is really sold on the coach.
Matt Stewart, a six-year NFL veteran linebacker who's trying to reinvent himself as a long-snapper, signed with the Steelers.
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|Cleveland Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson wants his great year capped by a playoff run.|
BEREA, Ohio -- Recently we caught up with Cleveland Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson to discuss, among other things, being a newlywed and whether he's superstitious.
1. D'Qwell, you're a newlywed this year (to wife Amira). How is married life?
D'Qwell Jackson: So far so good. Everybody always asks me, and I'd say it feels like I've been married for the last couple years. It was just a matter of going through the whole ceremony and doing that. But it was good.
2. Give me details of the wedding.
DQ: It was in the Florida Keys. I'm from Largo, Fla., so it's probably about six hours away from me. It was a small wedding, no more than 60 people and just close family and friends. After the ceremonies it was like a big party. Everybody got along on both sides of the family. It was special. I will never forget something like that.
3. Would a playoff run be the perfect cap to a great year?
DQ: Definitely. Getting married was a big step, and now I've dealt with that. Having success last year was good. So if there's one thing I can choose now, it would definitely be going to the playoffs, winning a playoff game and seeing what happens from there.
4. Why did you change your number from 58 to your old college number of 52 this season? Any superstition involved?
DQ: Once I got here, I always wanted my college number of 52. (Former Browns linebacker) Matt Stewart, when he was here, he had it at the time. And I was so caught up in playing and getting here that I wasn't that worried about it. Now that I got my feet wet for a couple years, the number was available so it was the right thing for me to do. I wouldn't say it was so much a superstition. It was just a comfort thing, I guess. Fifty-eight was good to me, now we'll see what 52 does.
5. I'm from Maryland and you went to the University of Maryland. So how many wins for the Terps this year?
DQ: Whew! Ah, man, you threw it on me (laughs). How many wins? Well, when I was there all we needed was one piece -- that quarterback position. We had good quarterbacks there but that system was hard to figure out. I have to say about seven or eight wins. (He reconsiders for a second) ... Yeah, I'll give them seven or eight.