AFC Notes: Bengals, Browns, Baker Mayfield, Ravens


  • Regarding the Bengals’ interest in the former OT of the Cowbots Lyle CollinsOL . coach Frank Pollack He said he has “strong relationship” With Collins after being the Dallas offensive line coach from 2015-2017: “I have a great relationship with LC. I love him to death. He definitely fits the definition of a glass eater.” (Paul Dehner, Jr.)
  • Bengals QB Brandon AllenThe one-year deal has a maximum value of $2.5 million and includes a $300,000 signing bonus, a base salary of $1.2 million, and can earn you up to $1 million in playtime incentives. (Aaron Wilson)


An AFC executive tells’s Albert Breer that Browns QB Baker Mayfield he is “A first-class player,” But perhaps the top 20 quarterback in the league.

“I think he’s a top-tier player, without a doubt,” Mayfield CEO said. “But this “franchise” thing, if the guy wasn’t the first pick, and if he went in the second or third round, we’d look at him very differently. He linked that to his name, which is not reality; He could be one of 32, but he should feel comfortable with the idea that he’s going to be somewhere maybe 16 to 22. Physically, from 1 to 14, you’re talking about bigger guys, better athletes, and big arms.

“He’s got a good arm, he’s accurate, but he’s not just one of those top guys. So what do you get next? Top 20 quarterbacks? You should be comfortable with that.

  • Breer mentions Mayfield being traded could come down to how teams like the Saints, Colts and Panthers see him versus the 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Regarding Brown keeping the option to keep Mayfield open, Breer wrote that mostly because Mayfield might be their best option in the end.


  • ESPN’s Jamison Hensley takes a look at some of the Ravens’ rushing pass options after they agreed to bring back the LB left-back. Zadarius Smith Strained during free agency. First he states that the team can make a deal for Vikings DE Daniel Hunter.
  • Hensley then adds that there are many big names left in free agency, such as Jadvion ClooneyAnd the two ingram filesAnd the Jerry HughesAnd the Jason Pierre PaulAnd the Derek BarnettAnd the Justin Houston.
  • The draft was also equipped with dash gear that the Ravens could target, with Hensley suggesting DE Travon WalkerDE Jermaine JohnsonDE kefon tebodoDE George Karlavtisand recently injured Michigan LB David Ogabo.

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