AFC North links: Ravens lose McAdoo, too

Baltimore Ravens

Linebacker Michael McAdoo, one of the candidates to fill in for the injured Terrell Suggs this season, will likely miss the season himself after suffering a torn Achilles tendon during organized team activities. McAdoo, who was entering his second season after spending his first on injured reserve, underwent surgery Friday, the Carroll County Times reports; Suggs partially tore an Achilles tendon during an April workout.

Cincinnati Bengals

Andrea Hangst pegs quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green as two of the four Bengals most likely to take a step backward in 2012.

Cleveland Browns

Not content to rip general manager Mike Holmgren and first-round draft pick Trent Richardson, former Browns star Jim Brown lit into team owner Randy Lerner during an interview with the NFL Network. "There's always a question mark when your owner is in England," Brown said.

Scott Fujita denied a charge from the filmmaker who leaked audiotape in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal that the linebacker knew about the bounty program and that he pushed for the release of the audiotape.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Hines Ward broke his silence in the wake of news Thursday that he'd signed on as an analyst with NBC. "I'm looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life and working on the other side of football," the retired receiver wrote.