AFC North Notes: Bengals, Browns, Ravens

     

Bengals

  • Albert Breer says that his understanding is that Bengals first-round pick Jonah Williams will start off mostly playing left tackle while moving around some.
  • Even so, Breer adds that it’s about getting the five best offensive linemen on the field and Williams’s versatility will make it easier on the coaching staff.

Browns

Browns RB Kareem Hunt said he watched the video of himself shoving a woman back in February of last year. 

I was like, ‘Wow, it’s pretty bad. That’s not me,’” said Hunt, via Scott Petrak of Browns Zone. “I knew it wasn’t (me)… I’m definitely not going to make those same mistakes.

Hunt added that he is determined to earn the trust of the Browns’ organization. 

I told him, ‘You can trust me,’” Hunt said. “I’ve got to earn his trust, and I’ve got to earn everybody’s trust in the whole organization. I’m not willing to mess that up.”

  • Regarding Browns’ recently acquired WR Odell Beckham Jr. being a part-time participant in OTAs, HC Freddie Kitchens said he wants Beckham to be “mentally prepared” for mandatory minicamp next month: “I’ve never disputed the fact that it’s not important for him to be here, but it’s also important for him to be mentally ready to be here. I’m not giving him an out by any stretch of the imagination, and nobody here knows the conversations that Odell and I have.” (Nate Ulrich)

Ravens

  • According to Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens were in on DE Ziggy Ansah before he agreed to a one-year contract with the Seahawks. Zrebiec says that Baltimore didn’t come close to the $9 million base salary he got from Seattle. 
  • Zrebiec mentions that the Ravens’ young receivers could improve their chances of making the 53-man roster “immensely”  if they show solid return ability in camp.
  • As of now, Zrebiec expects Cyrus Jones to be the frontrunner as the team’s punt returner.
  • Zrebiec adds that Baltimore isn’t married to Chris Moore as their kick returner either. 

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