Wake-up call: Cam Cameron to get a ring

February, 7, 2013
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Like every morning in the AFC North blog, here's your wake-up call ...

RAVENS: Even though Cam Cameron was fired as Ravens offensive coordinator during the regular season, he remained close with John Harbaugh and even texted the Ravens coach through the playoffs to give his support. "In my mind, he is definitely going to get a ring," Harbaugh told Sports Illustrated. "He deserves a ring." This is a good-will gesture by Harbaugh and the Ravens. Perhaps the Ravens will give one to Broncos safety Rahim Moore as well.

BENGALS: Hue Jackson, who was named the team's running backs coach, said the key to a successful running game is a mindset. "But Jay (Gruden, offensive coordinator) will set that tempo for the offensive football team and whatever he needs me to do to assist him that way," Jackson told the team's official website. "There is no question that I think being able to run the ball is the nuts and bolts of any football team. We have to make sure whatever runs that he wants have to be oiled up and ready. Whether it be the running back or the offensive line, the wide receiver, we all play a part in that."

STEELERS: Pittsburgh is one of six teams who have expressed interest in tackle-guard Jovan Olafioye, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Olafioye was honored as the best offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League but was turned down by the Packers medical staff recently because he requires medication to control hypertension. The Ravens recently gave him the parameters of an offer that Olafioye said “wasn’t even in the ballpark of what I was thinking of getting.”

BROWNS: The Akron Beacon Journal's Marla Ridenour believes the Browns must make defense the top offseason priority. "To blitz as much as (defensive coordinator Ray) Horton prefers will make another top cover cornerback a high priority, perhaps the No. 1 priority," Ridenour wrote. "They also must find a starting free safety, several linebackers and a Pro Bowl-caliber pass rusher. They must decide if third-year defensive end Jabaal Sheard can play outside linebacker, if linebacker Chris Gocong, who ruptured his Achilles Aug. 4, can be counted on and figure out what to do with massive defensive tackle Phil Taylor."

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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