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AFC North Free Agency Recap


A week into free agency and players ranging from the first 100million dollar defender, to special teamers finding have found new homes.

Baltimore Ravens


Free Agents Signed (Previous Team) Remaining Free Agents Free Agents Lost (New Team)
C, Matt Birk (MIN) QB, Kyle Boller C, Jason Brown (STL)
CB, Domonique Foxworth (ATL) QB, Todd Bouman S, Jim Leonard (NYJ)
LB, Ray Lewis (BAL) WR, Terrence Copper LB, Bart Scott (NYJ)
WR, Marcus Maxwell (BAL) RB, P.J. Daniels DE, Lee Vickers (NYG)
P, Sam Koch* (BAL) CB, Corey Ivy
S, Dawan Landry* (BAL) TE, Scott Kuhn
WR, Demetrius Williams* (BAL)
WR, Marcus Maxwell
TE, Quinn Sypniewski* (BAL)
CB, Chris McAllister (cut)
LB/DE Terrell Suggs^ (BAL) LB, Robert McCune
CB, Evan Oglesby FB, Lorenzo Neal
WR, Edward Williams
OT, Chad Slaughter
K, Matt Stover
TE, Daniel Wilcox

*=Tendered RFA  ^=Franchised Player

The Ravens have a stack of free agents this offseason, but the big names have been settled. They kept 2 of their big 3 FA LBs, lost Center Jason Brown to St. Louis and released CB Chris McAllister. Brown and McAllister have already been replaced and the other losses and remaining FAs are depth or part time players. The McAllister to Foxworth change makes Baltimore younger and very likely healthier at one CB spot, but the other is still manned by the aged and often injured Samari Rolle and the Ravens 4th and 6th CBs are still unsigned. The situation at WR is similar. Depth leaving, and an upgrade to a starter a need. Bart Scott's exit leaves a hole in the starting D, but the Ravens excell at picking up great defenders mid-late in the draft. The Ravens' needs remain largely unchanged through the first week of free agency. CB/WR/LB the 1st round possibilities, with all 3 needing to be addressed at some point.

Cincinnati Bengals


Free Agents Signed (Previous Team) Remaining Free Agents Free Agents Lost (New Team)
HB, Cedric Benson (CIN)
G, James Blair (cut)
OT, Stacy Andrews (PHI)
LB, Darryl Blackstock (CIN) CB, Marcus Washington (cut) QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF)
WR, Laveranues Coles (NYJ) S, John Busing (cut) WR, T.J. Houshmandzadeh (SEA)
FS, Chris Crocker (CIN)
DL, Victor DeGrate (cut) WR Marcus Maxwell (BAL)
HB, DeDe Dorsey (CIN)
C, Eric Ghiaciuc
S, Ethan Kilmer (MIA)
DB, Jamar Fletcher (CIN) WR, Glen Holt
K, Shane Graham^ (CIN)
DB, Dexter Jackson (cut)
DT, Orien Harris (CIN)
LB, Corey Mays
QB, J.T. O'Sullivan (SF) DT, John Thornton
LB, Rashad Jeanty* (CIN)
LB, Brandon Johnson* (CIN)

*=Tendered RFA  ^=Franchised Player

The Bengals are treading water in free agency. Housh and Fitzpatrick have been replaced and the lost of Andrews doesn't change the needs since the OL needed rebuilding anyway. An OL overhaul and boosting the D with high impact players are still the needs in Cincy.

Cleveland Browns


Free Agents Signed (Previous Team) Remaining Free Agents Free Agents Lost (New Team)
SS, Mike Adams (CLE)
CB, Terry Cousin (cut)
S, Sean Jones (PHI)
DT, C.J. Mosley (NYJ)
DB, Travis Daniels LB, Andra Davis (DEN)
TE, Robert Royal (BUF)
TE, Darnell Dinkins QB, Bruce Gradkowski (OAK)

G, Lennie Friedman
P, Mike Dragosavich (IND)

LB, Kris Griffin
S, Steve Cargile (NYG)

DB, Daven Holly
(Traded TE, Kellen Winslow to TB)

LB, Willie McGinest

LB, Shantee Orr

DE, Chase Pittman

RB, Jason Wright

G, Scott Young

The Browns haven't been veryfree agency, allowing their top 2 FAs to leave, only making one resigning the first week and signing two non-big names. The Browns biggest move was trading TE Kellen Winslow to Tampa for a 2009 2nd rounder and a 2010 5th rounder. With Winslow out, and trade rumors surrounding Braylon Edwards the Browns are even more in need of offensive firepower. At the same time the defense lost two key players as well as 7 other lower-level players still unsigned.

Pittsburgh Steelers


Free Agents Signed (Previous Team) Remaining Free Agents Free Agents Lost (New Team)
G, Chris Kemoeatu (PIT)
QB, Charlie Batch
WR, Nate Washington (TEN)
TE, Sean McHugh (PIT)
P, Mitch Berger
S, Anthony Smith (GB)
T, Willie Colon* (PIT)
CB, Fernando Bryant
DB, Anthony Madison* (PIT)
TE, Jon Dekker
T, Max Starks^
T, Trai Essex

LB, Keyaron Fox

LB, Andre Frazier

LB, Arnold Harrison

QB, Byron Leftwich

CB, Bryant McFadden

DE, Orpheus Roye

G, Kendall Simmons (cut)

T, Marvel Smith

*=Tendered RFA  ^=Franchised Player

The defending Champs haven't generated much FA press. A handful of re-signings, one FA signed away and the rest still waiting. The OL which was widely seen as the unit in most need of an upgrade may lose a good number of players.


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