AFC Notes: Browns, Ravens, Steelers


Browns DC Joe Woods believes second-round rookie LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is like getting an extra first-round player, along with CB Greg Newsome.

“Greg and JOK, those guys are very smart players, and they are very competitive players,” Woods said, via “They come out there and they just go hard all the time. They are trying to learn as much football as they can. To me, it felt like we got two first-rounders, for sure.”


Ravens’ HC John Harbaugh likes what he has seen from T Alejandro Villanueva and Kevin Zeitler since the two veterans joined Baltimore’s offensive line group.

“Watching them play has been a pleasure,” Harbaugh said, via “They’re all ball, all the time — both of those guys. Whether it’s the meeting room, weight room, conditioning [or] on the field work — they’re all ball, all the time. I love that about them. I think they’re going to be a formidable tandem on the right side. I’m really pleased with them so far.”

The Ravens will be using Bradley Bozeman as their center this season, who says he loves moving back to the position from guard as it shows his dominance and intelligence.

“I love the transition back to center,” Bozeman said. “I played since high school, really, and I’ve always felt like that was my strong suit. I’ve always felt like that’s where I kind of dominate — in that tighter area. I’m a very intelligent person, I feel like — especially when it comes to football.”

Harbaugh says that with Bozeman at center, the race for the starting left guard spot has been left “wide open.”

“Nobody has separated at this point, but you’re not going to separate in something like this,” Harbaugh said. “But we’ve got candidates, for sure, and they’re all high-level candidates. So, I’m excited about that and can’t wait to see it play out. If you like football and you’re a real student of the game, you’ll be watching that left guard battle during training camp.”


Steelers’ new OC Matt Canada said previously that President Art Rooney has outlined what he would like to see from Pittsburgh’s offense in 2021.

“He has sent out a very clear directive to (general manager Kevin) Colbert, to coach (Mike) Tomlin and then to me,” Canada said, via Ed Bouchette of The Athletic. “We want to be able to run the ball when we have to run it. That doesn’t mean we’re going to run the ball for X amount of yards in a game, all that matters here is winning. Our charge is to win the Super Bowl, and that’s it. Every year you’re trying to create a system to put your players in a position to make plays and to run the football certainly we’ll use play-action as part of that. But that’s not the only focal point we have. We’re going to run the ball when we have to run it, and we’re going to throw it when we have to throw it. After that, we’re going to do everything we can to get our best players — and we have a lot of really, really good ones — in position to make the plays their talents direct us to.”

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