Pittsburgh Steelers co-owner Dan Rooney has stepped down as the United States' ambassador to Ireland, reports Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Rooney returned to Pittsburgh on Thursday after holding the position since March 2009. He will now resume being one of the league's more active owners.
Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun reports that if Baltimore Ravens linebackers Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe cannot play this week, the defensive play-calling duties in the huddle will fall to undrafted free agent inside backer Josh Bynes.
Thomas Galicia of Bleacher Report breaks down five things the Bengals must fix before they potentially enter the playoffs.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot spoke with Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson about what could potentially be his last home game with the Browns this Sunday.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette examines why the Pittsburgh Steelers defense isn't generating turnovers like it has in seasons past.