AFC North links: Joe Flacco's agent talks

Baltimore Ravens

After spending the 2011 season on the practice squad, Bryan Hall hopes to crack the 53-man roster and earn a role in the defensive line rotation starting next week, when training camp opens.

Joe Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, tells the Carroll County Times that: “He’s really adamant about getting the Ravens to the next step. The contract at this point is secondary to that goal. Joe has the attitude that he’ll earn it.”

Former Raven Ricky Williams says he doesn't miss football just yet. "My first thought each day is, 'What'll be fun for me to do today?'" Williams said, according to Dave Hyde of the Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green was the first rookie since Marques Colston to make the Pro Bowl, and the expectations are just as high in Year 2. Joe Reedy examines the Bengals' receivers heading into the season.

Despite finishing third in the AFC North last season, the Bengals are projected to be a top-15 team overall by Pro Football Talk.

Bengals.com editor Geoff Hobson takes a look at what players do during the "dead period" before training camp begins.

Cleveland Browns

The Browns are one of several teams opting to not take advantage of the NFL's new blackout policy.

Tight end Benjamin Watson enlists the help of teammates, including Greg Little and Reggie Hodges, for a Cleveland-area football camp for 255 kids.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers re-signed veteran tackle Max Starks to a one-year contract Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Starks, who had ACL surgery in January, posted on Twitter: "It's a great day, doc gave me a great report! On my way to being game ready."

Saint Vincent College, home of the Steelers' training camp, will present an on-campus play featuring Steelers owner, Art Rooney, Sr.