Jacoby Jones to Compete on 'Dancing with the Stars' and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 25, 2013

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Ravens receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones will be the latest NFL representative to compete on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. 

Jones was the first contestant announced to be taking part in the show's 16th season, which debuts on March 18. Traditionally, NFL players do well in the dancing contest, with Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward and Donald Driver all winning their respective seasons and Jerry Rice and Warren Sapp being finalists.


Baltimore Ravens

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Baltimore Ravens have met with quarterback Joe Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, at the NFL Scouting Combine in hopes of getting Flacco a new deal rather than assigning him the franchise tag.

Seph Anderson of Bleacher Report says that the Ravens would be the perfect landing spot for soon-to-be-rookie linebacker Manti Te'o.

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy says that the Cincinnati Bengals' biggest offseason need is to upgrade the safety position and find someone worthy of starting alongside Reggie Nelson.

Bleacher Report's Chris Roling breaks down how running back Eddie Lacy would fit into the Bengals offense.

Recently released Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston will be meeting with the Cleveland Browns this week, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Cabot also notes that while the San Francisco 49ers may already have a deal in place to trade quarterback Alex Smith, the Browns aren't Smith's new team.

Mike Hoag of Bleacher Report says that the Browns and wide receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs aren't able to come to an agreement on a new contract, meaning Cribbs is likely leaving Cleveland when the league year begins next month.


Pittsburgh Steelers

The Browns aren't the only team with interest in Steve Breaston—Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be meeting with Breaston's agent at the scouting combine in hopes of bringing him aboard as well.

Bleacher Report's Mike Batista says that the free agency departures of Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall should help the Steelers' locker room chemistry.