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AFC North Update: How's the offseason been around the division?


It's not quite the dog days of the offseason, but we can safely call this one of the slowest news weeks of the year in the NFL.

That will last all of six days, as teams will converge on Indianapolis for the annual Scouting Combine. A couple of weeks after that, free agency begins.

While we've got a moment or two to catch our breath, here's an update of what's been happening around the AFC North.


Coaching carousel: After replacing both coordinators at this time last year, the Bengals have not faced any coaching changes since the season ended.

Draft situation: No. 21 pick in first round; seven picks overall

Free agents to watch: WR Brandon Tate, TE Jermaine Gresham, OG Clint Boling, LB Rey Maulauga, CB Terence Newman, S Taylor Mays, K Mike Nugent


Coaching carousel: Former Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is the new offensive coordinator, replacing Gary Kubiak, who left to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos … Richard Angulo was promoted from intern to tight ends coach. He filled the void left by Brian Pariani, who also left for Denver … Former NFL head coach Marty Mornhinweg hired to coach QBs ... Chris Prewitt, who served as the Ravens assistant secondary coach last season, is the new defensive backs coach. He replaces Steve Spagnuolo, who is now the Giants' defensive coordinator ... Matt Weiss moved from assistant linebackers coach to cornerbacks coach ...

Draft situation: No. 26 pick in first round; seven picks overall with none in fifth round.

Free agents to watch: WR Torrey Smith, RB Justin Forsett, TE Owen Daniels, S Darian Stewart, K Justin Tucker (restricted)


Coaching carousel: Keith Butler promoted from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator, replacing Dick LeBeau … Jerry Olsavsky promoted from defensive assistant to inside linebackers coach … Joey Porter promoted from defensive assistant to outside linebackers coach.

Biggest story: DE Brett Keisel indicates he'll return for 14th season

Draft situation: No. 22 pick in first round; seven picks overall

Free agents to watch: LB Jason Worilds, LB James Harrison, DB Will Allen, DB Ike Taylor, DB Antwon Blake (restricted)

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