AFC North links: Matt Flynn to the Browns?

CBSSports.com's AFC North free agency preview focuses on what the division contenders must do to catch the Ravens.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens could be facing significant turnover at linebacker this offseason, writes Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun.

Vinny Iyer of the Sporting News has a list of the best available free-agent defensive tackles, and Baltimore's Brandon McKinney is mentioned.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cornerback Leon Hall finally got a chance to meet new secondary coach Mark Carrier, writes Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Cleveland Browns

Ryan Wilson of CBSsports.com explains why free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn makes a lot of sense for the Browns.

General Manager Tom Heckert says the Browns have not talked to Peyton Manning and don't plan to pursue the quarterback. He also said the Browns haven't ruled out trading up with the Rams for the No. 2 pick in the draft for a chance to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Pursuing Peyton Manning doesn't make sense for the Browns, writes Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Heckert says the Browns are comfortable with running backs Montario Hardesty, Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson.

Pittsburgh Steelers

After recently turning 30, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he is excited about the talent around him, and hopes he is just entering his prime.