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Around the AFC North: Mike Tomlin gets extension; Browns place 2 on NFI

Mike Tomlin's new deal with Pittsburgh, new stadium upgrades for Browns, and more.

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With NFL training camps opening the next few days, here's a look at the latest news around the AFC North.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers make Mike Tomlin a very rich man

Though the Steelers haven't won a playoff game since 2011, they opted to give head coach Mike Tomlin a lucrative contract extension that not only makes him one of the NFL's highest-paid coaches, but one of the highest paid coaches in all of sports. Tomlin will make "at least" $7 million per season.

It's a two-year deal for a coach who sports an 82-46 (.641) record with five playoff appearances and two Super Bowl berths in eight seasons since replacing Bill Cowher in 2007. With that being said, his lack of recent playoff success doesn't outweigh his entire career success in Pittsburgh.

Cleveland Browns

Browns place Randall Telfer and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu on the active/NFI list

This was expected with Ekpre-Olomu recovering from December ACL surgery after tearing it in a bowl game practice. An All-American corner at Oregon, Ekpre-Olomu was once projected as a first-round prospect before his injury led to him sliding to the seventh round.

The Browns could keep him on NFI to open the season, costing him the first six games, though he is expected to eventually be placed on injured reserve

As for Telfer, the sixth-round tight end will miss the majority of 2015 with a Lisfranc injury. The Browns haven't ruled out a late-season return for Telfer, but he's not expected to contribute this year.

Browns unveil progress of FirstEnergy Stadium renovations

The Browns are currently in the second phase of improvements to FirstEnergy Stadium, with plans for food offerings from local chefs, modernizing premium seating, and adding a selection of iconic images celebrating the history of the Cleveland Browns.

Baltimore Ravens

Despite big losses, analysts see Baltimore back in playoffs

The Ravens were hit hard this offseason with the losses of Haloti Ngata and Torrey Smith. However, successful drafting and adding quality bargain free agents have continued to keep Baltimore in postseason contention, and that will hold true again this coming season.

Jaguars make fun of Ravens unveiling team-specific emoji collection

Baltimore announced the launch of a customized, team-branded emoji keyboard a day after the Jacksonville Jaguars debuted theirs. That led to the Jaguars' official Twitter account roasting the Ravens' new emoji keyboard. Because this is what grown adults do in the their spare offseason time.