AFC North links: Cody's rough year

Baltimore Ravens

A less-than-positive review of Terrence Cody's season, from Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun. Wilson: "It was a rough season by all accounts for Ravens noseguard Terrence Cody. The massive former second-round draft pick was controlled or knocked off the line of scrimmage on a consistent basis, getting shoved back into the linebackers."

NFL.com continues its offseason analysis with a look at the Super Bowl champs.

Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer takes stock of the Bengals' running back situation with the NFL combine on the horizon. Some names to keep an eye on, according to Reedy: Alabama’s Eddie Lacy, North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard, UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin and Clemson’s Andre Ellington.

Cleveland Browns

On the heels of the news that he will reassume his role as CEO of Pilot Flying J, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam reiterated Tuesday that he plans to remain involved in key decisions regarding the team. "I want to assure everybody I'm more excited today about having the opportunity to own the Cleveland Browns -- which is a very distinct and rare privilege -- as I've ever been," he said. "I still plan on being heavily involved in all key Browns decisions."

Phillip Morris of The Plain Dealer has the story of a Browns fan in Australia who has lost his battle with cancer.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Wide receiver Antonio Brown is already back at work, getting a head start on preparations for the 2013 season. “You have to do something to better yourself every day,” said Brown. “You have to take a step every day to be your best. If you want to be your best, you have to outwork your opponent. My opponent is not just someone I am competing against, but I am my biggest opponent. I know if I compete against myself every day I am working to be my best. That is something I always take pride in, working to better myself.”