AFC Notes: Bengals, Browns, Ravens

     

Bengals

  • Albert Breer of SI writes that Bengals’ DE Carlos Dunlap may have gone too far with his antics both on and off the field.
  • However, Breer mentions that Dunlap may not be helping his own cause to be traded as the game tape shows that he is not only playing poorly, but he’s also playing like he doesn’t care.

Browns

Browns’ HC Kevin Stefanski says that WR Odell Beckham will be hard to replace in more ways than one following his season-ending injury on Sunday against the Bengals.

“Odell, the energy he brings to practice, the energy he brings to games, no one else is going to be able to bring that type of juice,” Stefanski said, via Scott Petrak of BrownsZone.com. “We hate that part of it, but as an offense and as a team, we do not adjust our expectations.       

Stefanski is unsure whether or not the team will look at adding another receiver prior to the deadline, noting that he likes the Browns’ current group of wide receivers.

  • Albert Breer of SI notes Beckam’s future in Cleveland is uncertain following his injury, adding his contract numbers still afford the Browns the possibility of trading him.

Ravens

Ravens DE Yannick Ngakoue may be new to Baltimore but there’s already one familiar face in the locker room who knows him well. The Ravens traded for Ngakoue’s former teammate in Jacksonville, 34-year-old DE Calais Campbell. The veteran believes Ngakoue is the perfect fit to be a Raven for the long haul. 

“I hope this really works out for him here and he can be a long-time Raven, because this place, it really is special,” Campbell said via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun. “He’s probably one of the hardest-working people I’ve ever met. He watches a lot of tape. He’s always first in line, running sprints as hard as he can, gets to the ball. When they say, ‘lead the league in effort,’ he’s definitely going to be an effort guy. You see it when you watch his tape; he’s a high-motor guy. The coaching staff here, the organization, they’re going to allow him to be himself and to flourish. So I feel like this is going to be a great place for him. I’m really excited for him.”

  • SI.com’s Ed Kracz notes the Ravens were interested in Eagles TE Zach Ertz before he went on injured reserve. 
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