AFC North Notes: Bengals, Browns, Ravens



After drafting OT Jonah Williams in the first round to join established left tackle Cordy Glenn, the Bengals will experiment with a variety of lineups to get their five best offensive linemen on the field. 

“We have the flexibility to give us the five best players where ever they fit. It’s going to be really hard to know that until we put pads on. The pads are always the great equalizer,” OC Brian Callahan said via Geoff Hobson of the official team website. “Monday is not a foreshadowing of Week One in September. We’re going to mess with a bunch of different combinations. Where we start on Monday could very well be where we start come September. It could very well not. A lot of football between now and then.” 

  • According to Katherine Terrell, Glenn played left guard and Williams played left tackle during OTA’s. 
  • Glenn says the move to left guard is permanent and he’s embracing it: “(OL) Coach (Jim) Turner and I had a man-to-man talk.” (Paul Dehner Jr.)
  • Bengals WR A.J. Green says he’s running routes but won’t participate in OTA’s. Green will be ready for training camp and might be able to participate in minicamp, though he won’t rush things. (Terrell)


Browns G Austin Corbett is eager to prove GM John Dorsey correct for trading G Kevin Zeitler and clearing a spot in the starting lineup for him. 

“Their belief in me, it does mean a lot,” Corbett said via Nate Ulrich. “They are trusting me and opening up this spot for me. Now I just have to go and show and prove them right, that this is why they drafted me. I’ve got to go make it happen. It’s all on me. There’s no one else. If I don’t get the starting job, it’s my fault I didn’t do well. And if I do, that means I’m stepping up, and I’ve got to keep showing them that.”


  • According to Field Yates, LB Shane Ray‘s one-year deal with the Ravens includes a $200,000 signing bonus and $1 million signing bonus. 
  • Ravens LB Pernell McPhee‘s one-year deal includes a $100,000 signing bonus and a $930,000 base salary. 

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