James Harrison Won't Take Pay Cut to Stay in Pittsburgh and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 13, 2013

CBS Sports' Larry Hartstein reports that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison won't take a pay cut to remain with the team in 2012, which makes it even more likely that Harrison and the Steelers part ways later this spring.

The Steelers are yet again millions of dollars over the salary cap this year, and reducing the salaries of higher-priced veterans is among the ways they can get their finances under control. However, Harrison's agent Bill Parise thinks that Harrison is a bargain as it is, and while restructuring his contract is an option, cutting that salary is not. 

 

Baltimore Ravens

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun takes a closer look at the down year Baltimore Ravens nose guard Terrence Cody had in 2012. Cody will likely spend the offseason fighting for his job.

Michael Moraitis of Bleacher Report says that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's "dull" personality is actually one of his best strengths.

 

Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer continues breaking down the Cincinnati Bengals' position groups; this time he discusses running backs.

Bleacher Report's Kyle Battle presents 10 NFL draft prospects Bengals fans need to know about.

 

Cleveland Browns

Though Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam resumed his role as CEO of Pilot Flying J earlier this week, he will still be heavily-involved with the Browns, especially when it comes to free agency and the draft, reports Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Mike Hoag of Bleacher Report says that the Browns' top free agency priority is signing wide receiver Mike Wallace.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

On the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's PG+ Blog, Ed Bouchette takes a look at what the future may hold for the Pittsburgh Steelers' restricted free agents.

Chris G. of Bleacher Report ranks the Steelers' top three draft-day defensive needs by positional priority.