AFC Notes: Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Steelers


  • PFN’s Aaron Wilson reports the contract details for Bengals OL Ted Karras, whose three-year, $18 million deal includes a $3 million signing bonus and base salaries of $1.6 million, $4 million and $5.8 million. There is also a $2 million roster bonus due on March 20 this year. 
  • Karras can also make up to $1.3 million in per-game active roster bonuses over the course of the deal and has a $100,000 annual workout bonus. 


  • PFT’s Myles Simmons calls the Browns meeting with Texans QB Deshaun Watson a “point of no return” for QB Baker Mayfield.
  •’s Mary Kay Cabot adds it could be hard for the two sides to co-exist if the Browns miss out on Watson. She also doesn’t expect Mayfield to be a part of any deal for Watson, as Houston likes Davis Mills and wants to go forward with picks more than players. 
  • USA Today’s Josina Anderson reports the Browns have “restrained hope” when it comes to trading for Watson and believe they have the trade pieces needed to acquire him.
  • ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler mentions the Browns have done their homework on former Packers’ pass-rusher Za’Darius Smith.


  • The Ravens have been monitoring OLB Za’Darius Smith‘s situation and are interested in a potential reunion, the Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec confirms.
  • PFF’s Doug Kyed reports that WR Jarvis Landry is also a free agent that the Ravens will likely be watching closely.
  • Ravens DL Calais Campbell on his future with the team: “I love the Ravens. I feel very comfortable there. At the same time I’m going to explore what’s out there. We are going through the normal free agency process.” (Josina Anderson)


  • ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports QB Mitchell Trubisky‘s decision came down to the Steelers and the Giants, but chose Pittsburgh due to his chance to become the starter.
  • Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says Trubisky is expected to compete with QB Mason Rudolph to start and the addition does not impact Rudolph’s status. 
  • The Steelers announced they are hiring Isaac Williams as an assistant OL coach.

Looking for the latest NFL Insider News & Rumors?

Be sure to follow NFL Trade Rumors on TWITTER and FACEBOOK for breaking NFL News and Rumors for all 32 teams!

Leave a Reply