Around the AFC North: Post-Championship Weekend Edition

With the Ravens being eliminated by the Patriots Sunday, all of the teams in the AFC North are now fully entrenched in "offseason mode". Each team is now gearing up for 2012 and have some goings-on that we feel that Bengals fans should be kept up to date on.

Click the jump for some news and notes on each team in the AFC North Division.

Pittsburgh Steelers:

  • According to nfl.com insider Jason LaCanfora, the Steelers will be looking in-house to fill the open offensive coordinator job, left vacant by now-retired Bruce Arians.
  • Despite his nagging ankle injury, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will play in the Pro Bowl. By electing to play, it leaves Denver quarterback Tim Tebow off of the roster.
  • The Steelers will have to do some maneuvering this offseason, as Steelers President Art Rooney II discussed how the team is $25 million over the cap for 2012.

Cleveland Browns:

  • According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Browns have hired former Titans assistant secondary coach, Tim Hauck, as their new secondary coach.
  • SB Nation's "Dawgs By Nature" blog gives a background on the last few years behind the Browns' draft plan and what they need in 2012.
  • Like the Bengals, the Browns' management is asking the city of Cleveland to fund $5.8 million in stadium repairs.

Baltimore Ravens:

  • Lee Evans had a tough day on Sunday, dropping a game-winning touchdown. Due to his lack of production in 2011 and high salary in 2012, it's unlikely the Ravens will bring him back.
  • Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff explains that things were discombobulated with the team in the moments before his missed field goal Sunday.
  • And finally, while continuing to fuel the odd exchanges with ESPN's Skip Bayless, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs called him a "douchebag" this morning as Bayless called him out on their "First Take" program on air. The video is here, courtesy of SB Nation's "Baltimore Beatdown".
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