AFC North links: No surgery for Suggs

Baltimore Ravens

After getting a second opinion on his torn right biceps, linebacker Terrell Suggs plans to rehab the injury instead of having it surgically repaired, reports Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun.

Running back Ray Rice weighed in on the team's contract negotiations with quarterback Joe Flacco, via The Sun's Aaron Wilson. Rice: "Joe is a great quarterback. He has his number, and the Ravens have their number. You get to something you can agree upon and you put it behind you. I've always said you let the business side take care of itself, and that's why you have agents."

Cincinnati Bengals

Next up in Joe Reedy's offseason position analysis series is the Bengals' offensive line.

Free agent-to-be Michael Johnson is taking 10 credits worth of courses at Georgia Tech this spring, and he's developed a deeper appreciation for the school than he had during his playing days in Atlanta. "I didn't value this place the way I should have when I was here," Johnson said in an interview with bengals.com's Geoff Hobson. "First, I didn't understand the magnitude of the school. I'm at the Georgia Institute of Technology. People come to school here from all over the world. I'm in class with people from Asia, Europe, Australia. I'm from Selma, Alabama. To come in contact with all that, that's something special. I didn't realize that the first time around. I hung out with my teammates. I went to class with them. I talked with them. That was it. I didn't really interact with everybody else. Now I'm doing those things and seeing how cool this place really is."

Cleveland Browns

The Browns have not anointed Brandon Weeden as the team's starting quarterback for next season, but considering the lack of potential franchise QBs in this year's draft, the team should stick with Weeden, argues Mike Krupka of Dawgs By Nature.

The Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot says the Browns do not need to worry about Jimmy Haslam becoming Randy Lerner 2.0 after the Browns owner resumed being the CEO of Pilot Flying J. Vic Carucci of clevelandbrowns.com writes that it's "silly" to assume Haslam will be less involved with the team now.

The switch to a 3-4 defense complicates the offseason and "forces fundamental changes in scouting and player acquisitions," writes espncleveland.com's Tony Grossi.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The team has not asked linebacker James Harrison to restructure the final two years of his contract or take a pay cut for 2013, according to agent Bill Parise.

Meanwhile, Harrison has decided to join another team: the "Ball Busters" dodgeball squad, reports Kevin Patra of NFL.com.