Comings and Goings in the AFC North


The NFL offseason is now in the stage where coaches and players are sitting back and getting focused for the upcoming grind of a 16-game season. Clubs have essentially finalized their 90-man rosters that they’ll take into training camp, where it will slowly be shaved down to 53 men before the start of the regular season.

The AFC North has been one of the best divisions in football over the past decade, as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens have combined for four Super Bowl titles since 2000, but there has been a ton of comings and goings in regards to the Steelers Ravens and Cleveland Browns.

Baltimore and Pittsburgh purged their rosters of many of their veteran players who were key pieces in their Super Bowl runs, while the Browns are breaking in a completed revamped coaching staff under the new ownership of Jimmy Haslam.

All of that being said, here’s a recap of the offseason moves made by each team in the AFC North:

Baltimore Ravens


DE Elvis Dumervil (from Broncos)

DT Chris Canty (from Giants)

DE Marcus Spears (from Cowboys)

CB Michael Huff (from Raiders)

LB Daryl Smith (from Jaguars)

QB Caleb Hanie (from Broncos)

C A.Q. Shipley (Trade/Colts)


ILB Ray Lewis (Retired)

FS Ed Reed (Texans)

WR Anquan Boldin (Traded to 49ers)

FB Vonta Leach (Released)

ILB Dannell Ellerbe (Dolphins)

OLB Paul Kruger (Browns)

S Bernard Pollard (Released/Titans)

CB Cary Williams (Eagles)

LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (Released)

C Matt Birk (Retired)

G Bobbie Williams (Released)

Cincinnati Bengals


OLB James Harrison (from Steelers)

QB Josh Johnson (from Browns)

QB John Skelton (from Cardinals)

G Mike Pollak (from Panthers)

TE Alex Smith (from Browns)


DT Pat Sims (Raiders)

LB Manny Lawson (Bills)

QB Bruce Gradkowski (Steelers)

FB Brian Leonard (Buccaneers)

PK Josh Brown (Giants)

LB Dan Skuta (49ers)

CB Jason Allen (Released)

Cleveland Browns

2012 Head Coach – Pat Shurmur -> Now Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator

2013 Head Coach – Rob Chudzinski

New Offensive Coordinator: Norv Turner

New Defensive Coordinator: Ray Horton


OLB Paul Kruger (from Ravens)

OLB Quentin Groves (from Cardinals)

DE Desmond Bryant (from Raiders)

CB Chris Owens (from Falcons)

QB Jason Campbell (from Bears)

QB Brian Hoyer (from Cardinals)

WR David Nelson (from Bills)

WR Davone Bess (Trade/Dolphins)

TE Kellen Davis (from Bears)

TE Gary Barnidge (from Panthers)

RB Dion Lewis (Trade/Eagles)

PK Shayne Graham (from Texans)

T Rashad Butler (from Texans)


WR/KR Josh Cribbs (Raiders)

QB Colt McCoy (Traded to 49ers)

QB Thaddeus Lewis (Released)

PK Phil Dawson (49ers)

DE Frostee Rucker (Released/Cardinals)

LB Kaluka Maiava (Raiders)

TE Benjamin Watson (Saints)

WR Mohamed Massaquoi (Jaguars)

QB Josh Johnson (Bengals)

S Usama Young (Released/Raiders)

LB Chris Gocong (Released)

LB Emmanuel Acho (Traded to Eagles)

TE Alex Smith (Bengals)

LB Scott Fujita (Retired)

S Ray Ventrone (49ers)

Pittsburgh Steelers


CB William Gay (Cardinals)

QB Bruce Gradkowski (from Bengals)

TE Matt Spaeth (from Bears)

RB/KR LaRod Stephens-Howling (Cardinals)

T Guy Whimper (from Jaguars)

P Brian Moorman (from Cowboys)


OLB James Harrison (Released/Bengals)

WR Mike Wallace (Dolphins)

RB Rashard Mendenhall (Cardinals)

T Max Starks (Chargers)

G Doug Legursky (Bills)

G Willie Colon (Released/Jets)

CB Keenan Lewis (Saints)

S Ryan Mundy (Giants)

S Will Allen (Cowboys)

RB Chris Rainey (Released)

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