QB Derek Anderson May Return to the Cleveland Browns and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 14, 2013

It's looking like Rob Chudzinski isn't the only member of the Cleveland Browns' 2007 team who may return this year. Former starting quarterback Derek Anderson may be next if he gets his Facebook wish, as reported by Pro Football Talk's Josh Alper.

Anderson said, via Facebook, "Looks like it is time to make a return to a familiar place for some unfinished business." Anderson's chances to return to his old team aren't that low, considering he spent the last two years with the Carolina Panthers, where Chudzinski had been offensive coordinator. 

What this potential development means for the three quarterbacks currently on the Browns roster—Brandon Weeden, Colt McCoy and Thaddeus Lewis—isn't known yet, and Anderson hasn't formally returned, but it's hard to believe he'd get the starting job.


Baltimore Ravens

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs had his best game of the season in the team's divisional round playoff defeat of the Denver Broncos, and the timing couldn't have been better.

Bleacher Report's Bob Goldberg says that the Ravens' current momentum will take them all the way to the Super Bowl.


Cincinnati Bengals

Though reports have varied about Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's interest in head coaching jobs, Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Gruden met with the San Diego Chargers on Sunday and will meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars this week.

Kyle Battle of Bleacher Report breaks down the candidates for the Bengals' 2012 MVP.


Cleveland Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that new Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski is interested in bringing on current San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano to perform the same job in Cleveland.

Bleacher Report's Benjamin Flack takes a look at how the Browns' current offensive personnel compares to that side of the ball in 2007, when Chudzinski was the team's offensive coordinator.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hands out his final report card grades for the Pittsburgh Steelers, giving them a C- for the season.

Bleacher Report's Chris G. breaks down the biggest Steelers offensive free agents as well as their 2013 draft needs.