Wake-up call: Big Ben has 'little discomfort'

July, 27, 2013
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A quick look around the AFC North training camps ...

BALTIMORE RAVENS

The Ravens remain in talks with fullback Vonta Leach and are considered the frontrunners to sign him, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie made his training camp debut on Day 2 but was unable to finish practice, according to the team's official website.

Veteran tight end Visanthe Shiancoe watched practice alongside general manager Ozzie Newsome and there is a chance Baltimore will sign him, The Sun reports.

CINCINNATI BENGALS

With A.J. Green sidelined for the next few practices with a knee injury, Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones took most of the snaps with the first-team offense, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Tight end Jermaine Gresham is working hard to forget past failures, according to the Dayton Daily News.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a "little discomfort" in his right knee, coach Mike Tomlin said, via The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Roethlisberger had surgery June 5 to clear out some cartilage. Asked if the ongoing irritation was a problem, Tomlin said, “No, no.”

Right tackle Mike Adams, who was stabbed in a botched carjacking June 1, passed the team's run test Friday and was cleared for the team's first practice Saturday, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Tight end Heath Miller (knee) and three other players -- tight end David Johnson (knee), linebacker Sean Spence (knee) and defensive lineman Alameda Ta’amu (hamstring) -- were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to the team's official website. “I don’t have any prognosis in terms of their availability or even when we’ll start the process of considering those guys,” Tomlin said.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Defensive tackle Phil Taylor missed another practice with his strained left calf muscle, but coach Rob Chudzinski said he expects Taylor back soon, according to The Plain Dealer.

Quarterback Brandon Weeden said the team isn’t thinking about anything going on off the football field or with ownership. “This team has so much steam going forward,” Weeden said, via The Akron Beacon Journal. “We’re worried about the next day. We’re not worried about what anybody else is saying about us. We’re worried about each day getting better. Try to keep the distractions to a minimum. Inside that locker room, those guys are dialed in to getting better as a team, getting better as a family.”

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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