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AFC North Post-OTA Roundup

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The AFC North has completed its slate of team activities/minicamps.  Next stop:  Actual training camps.  While all four of our beloved teams fortunately sustained no significant injuries, some pre-camp questions and observations remain viable. And here they are.   Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals have signed all of their 2022 draft picks.  Here’s the cap space…

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AFC North Roundup

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It’s been a few weeks since we checked into the NFL and offseason happenings.  Here’s the latest from the AFC North.   Baltimore Ravens Another week with excess handwringing in the national media about QB Lamar Jackson’s no-show at the Ravens’ recent OTAs.  While Jackson’s (lack of a) contract is easy fodder for the sports…

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Guns.

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Full disclosure:  I am a proud gun owner. The picture above displays a 1906 Pieper Arms Co. special edition something-something.  It’s been handed down, more or less, for four generations, eventually landing in my hands after my mother passed a couple of years ago.  To the best of my knowledge, Mom never fired it, and…

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AFC North Roundup

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As OTAs approach, our beloved AFC North teams are in the process of signing their rookies and slotting their rosters to identify weaknesses and strengths.  There’s still plenty of legal, contractual and behavioral issues to sort out;  it’s still the offseason, which is where most player wrongdoing occurs and where most NFL discipline is determined…

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AFC North Post Draft Hangover Things

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We’re still at half-speed this morning and indeed, this offseason.  I promise to provide more detailed analysis the closer we get to training camps. By now, you’re aware of your team’s NFL Draft 2022 pickups.  The AFC North did collectively well, with solid additions to respective problem areas. The Ravens landed the draft’s best safety…

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