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AFC North And NFL Roundup: Week of July 2-6

We’ll round up the biggest stories from AFC North enemy territory each day. We’ll also bring you any NFL national news and updates on former Ravens, if there’s something to pass along.

Posted by BR.com on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 9:29 am | Categories: AFC North, AFC North Roundup, Garrett Downing

We’ll round up the biggest stories from AFC North enemy territory each day. We’ll also bring you any NFL national news and updates on former Ravens, if there’s something to pass along.

Friday, July 6

SteelersWR Brown Sends Jersey To Hall Of Fame
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and kick returner Antonio Brown has sent his jersey that he wore in last year’s regular season finale to the Hall of Fame. Brown became the first player in NFL history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards and 1,000 return yards in a season. [Mlive.com]

BrownsMcCoy Wants To Stay In Cleveland
When the Browns drafted quarterback Brandon Weeded in the first round of this year’s draft, it looked like the end of Colt McCoy’s time in Cleveland. But the team has yet to move him, and the third-year quarterback said recently that he would like to remain in Cleveland. [Abilene Reporter-News]

BengalsGresham A Different Man
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham went to the Pro Bowl for the first time last year and Head Coach Marvin Lewis believes that experience has made Gresham a different man. “Jermaine going to the Pro Bowl last year was the best teaching, coaching experience we could ever have with him for him to mature,” Lewis said. [ESPN.com]

NFLTebow Explores MMA Training
Football players have been exploring unique workout routines in the offseasons, and Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is the latest to go the route of MMA training. He has reportedly been training with UFC fighters to get ready for the upcoming season, his first with the Jets. [SI.com]

Thursday, July 5

SteelersSteelers Announce Training Camp Schedule
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced their training camp schedule, which begins later this month. The Steelers hold their training camp at St. Vincent’s College.
[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

BrownsFujita Loses Appeal, To Miss Three Games
Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita lost his appeal to the NFL to have his Bountygate suspensions reduced from three games. Fujita said that he’s no surprised by the league’s verdict and he is planning to meet with the players association to pursue possible litigation.  [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

BengalsLewis Makes Ochocinco Tear Up
Chad Ochocinco married his longtime girlfriend Evelyn Lozada on Wednesday, and he said that a text message from Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis brought tears to his eyes. Ochocinco is currently playing for the Miami Dolphins and he told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that he wants to play until he’s 40. [Cincinnati Enquirer]

NFLBucs CB Wright Arrested On Felony DUI Charge
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright was arrested in Los Angeles earlier this week for allegedly driving under the influence. Wright rear-ended a pickup truck near the Staples Center and refused sobriety tests. He was booked on a felony DUI charge and had bail set at $100,000. [SI.com/ Associated Press]

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