With the NFL preseason now here, we take a look around the AFC North to find the division's biggest storylines.
Justin Gilbert's woes continue
Second-year Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert has struggled throughout training camp, and that was painfully clear in Monday's joint practice with the Bills, where the 2014 first-rounder was apparently "scorched" three times by undrafted WR Andre Davis. The Akron Beacon-Journal's Nate Ulrich, Gilbert allowed a catch "every time he was targeted." Ulrich said he had "never seen such a rough day." The No. 9 pick of last year's draft looks destined for 'bust' status if something doesn't change dramatically this year.
OL Ryan Seymour suspended four games for violating PED policy
On Monday, the NFL suspended Browns guard/center Ryan Seymour four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He appeared in 11 games for Cleveland last year while starting three. The suspension will work against his chances at final cuts. Seymour will be eligible to return in Week 5 if the team opts to keep him.
Bud Dupree struggling to adjust to NFL
The Steelers drafted Kentucky pass-rusher Bud Dupree in the first round of this year's draft in hopes the All-SEC performer could upgrade their porous defense as early as 2015. That's not happening anytime soon based on his struggles in training camp and through two preseason games. ESPN NFL Insider Louis Riddick thinks Dupree's performance thus far is a "real concern."
Steelers, Packers thrive at mining WR gold outside of first round
There hasn't been a team more successful at drafting wide receivers than the Packers or Steelers since 2009. Over that span, they've landed Mike Wallace (3rd round), Markus Wheaton (3rd round), Martavis Bryant (4th round), and Antonio Brown (6th round).
Jay Glazer's One-on-one with Ben Roethlisberger
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger takes a ride on FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer's DraftKings Bus Tour for a one-on-one interview about his career, becoming a better teammate, and the upcoming season, among other topics.
Ravens want to see more of Timmy Jernigan on the field
The Ravens are expecting big things from second-year defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan. Part of that is why they traded All-Pro lineman Haloti Ngata this offseason. Thus far in camp, however, Jernigan has found it hard to stay on the field as he's battled injuries. He needs to step up and have a good year if this defense is to remain elite.
Trial begins for Ravens security director accused of groping stadium worker
An M&T Bank Stadium employee who accused Ravens security director Darren Sanders of groping her after a home game in 2014 testified against him in Baltimore City Circuit Court Monday. Sanders has been on administrative leave, per the NFL’s personal-conduct policy, since the incident after pleading not guilty in March.
John Harbaugh sides with Donald Trump on immigration
Trying to mix sports and politics can be a dangerous move.That's what Ravens head coach Joh nHarbaugh attempted to do after last week's preseason win over the Saints. He tried to compare Trump's beliefs on immigration to what the NFL is going through with referees possibly working practices in addition to preseason games. I'm not sure agreeing with Trump on anything right now is a smart move.