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AFC North Headlines: Bryant McKinnie done in Baltimore, and Mike Wallace done in Pittsburgh?


Leon Hall said today that he has been fully cleared to resume practicing. Hall last played in Week 10 last season, when he tore his left Achilles tendon against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers signed WR Antonio Brown to a five-year, $42.5 million extension. Brown had 69 catches for 1,108 yards and two TDs last season. With Brown locked up to a long-term deal, all eyes are now on Mike Wallace, who still hasn’t signed his restricted free agent tender.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette confirms the Steelers will not be giving unsigned restricted free agent Mike Wallace a long-term deal after handing out a $42.5 million contract to his teammate, Antonio Brown. It now appears Wallace will only be in Pittsburgh for one more year, if even that long.

Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner has begun talks with truck-stop magnate Jimmy Haslam on giving up controlling interest of the franchise, but did commit to keeping the team in the Cleveland.

ESPN 980 Washington disputes a CBS Sports report that the Redskins have shown interest in free agent Cedric Benson.

The Bengals did put in a waiver claim on recently released Buccaneers WR Dezmon Briscoe, but it was the Redskins, who were second on the waiver priority list, that got him. The Eagles and Cowboys also put in claims.

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that Ravens LT Bryant McKinnie‘s days appear numbered in Baltimore.

Marvin Lewis issued a Bengals Twitter ban. Somewhere, Chad Johnson is laughing at such a rule.

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