AFC North links: Arrington supports Lewis

Baltimore Ravens

Former Pro Bowl linebacker LaVar Arrington backs up Ray Lewis' statements about a possible rise in crime if there are no NFL games this season. "When I was growing up, there were drugs and gangs and lots of street life right in front of my face. I easily could have fallen victim to that activity if I hadn't been chasing after the guys I watched play on Saturdays in college and Sundays in the NFL," writes Arrington. "Dreaming of being the next Ray Lewis or Greg Lloyd occupied so much of my time that I didn't have enough energy to do the wrong things in the wrong places."

The Baltimore Sun's Kevin Cowherd calls recently retired Baltimore kicker Matt Stover one of the greatest Ravens of all time.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Ravens' kicking team is right on track.

Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco plans to continue his zany offseason. What's he up to next? Snake wrangling, of course.

Cleveland Browns

Nate Ulrich analyzes Browns president Mike Holmgren's comments about quarterback Colt McCoy.

Despite moving on to the Jets, former Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards fulfilled his promise to provide 100 Cleveland high schoolers with college tuition.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers defenders James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley are unhappy with the new rules changes and took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review thinks Harrison should "quit complaining."