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AFC North links: Benson, Goodell to meet

Sam Farmer of The Baltimore Sun looks at the major questions facing all four AFC North teams.

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Sun identifies four players who are likely to be placed on the physically unable to perform list before training camp begins next Tuesday, including standout safety Ed Reed. Reed acknowledged he could begin the season on the PUP list.

The Ravens are counting on rookies Sergio Kindle and Terrence Cody to contribute to making Baltimore's defense elite once again.

Season preview from The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals.com has a profile on coach Marvin Lewis, who says he's “very pleased” with the direction of the offseason.

Lewis is hopeful he'll be leading the Bengals again in 2011.

Cedric Benson is slated to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday regarding the assault charges against him.

The Bengals reached a four-year deal with seventh-rounder Reggie Stephens, a center from Iowa State.

Cleveland Browns

It appears unlikely that first-round pick Joe Haden will be at camp on time. Rookies are scheduled to report to camp on Friday.

Chris Pokorny of Dawgs By Nature looks at the candidates to replace Brodney Pool at safety.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks with assistant head coach John Mitchell about the work he and Steelers players have done for Every Child, an organization that serves vulnerable children and families.

William Gay was pleased the Steelers brought Bryant McFadden back, even if it costs him his starting job. "I wasn't worried about, 'he's coming back, do I still have my job?' I looked at it as a friend coming back. He never should have left," Gay told John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

LaMarr Woodley admitted he was frustrated with the Steelers' decision not to offer him a contract extension this offseason. “I’m not going to lie, I was a little disappointed that they didn’t offer anything at all,” Woodley told Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver. “I felt that was a little weird. I guess they decided they’re going to sit back and wait for the CBA and all that to play out."