AFC North making their free-agent moves

A look at the free-agent comings and goings around the AFC North:


The Ravens went shopping for a centerfielder and a home run hitter and came up with former Chargers S Eric Weddle and former Steelers, Dolphins and Vikings WR Mike Wallace.

Weddle, 31, signed on for a reported four years and $26 million ($13 million guaranteed).

"There's a reason why they're the Ravens the culture, the winning and it just showed through the whole process," Weddle told the Union-Tribune. "You think of Baltimore, you think of winning, you think defense, you think blue collar, grinding, guys working together."

Weddle, a two-time first-team All-Pro, played in 13 games in 2015 (13 starts) and didn't register an interception for the first time since appearing in 15 games (zero starts) as a rookie in 2007. He had 76 tackles (53 solo) and half a sack.

Weddle has started 122 of 137 career regular-season games and has 19 career interceptions, five forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.
Wallace, 30, got a reported two-year, $11.5 million deal.

He had 39 catches for 473 yards and two touchdowns in 2015 for Minnesota, when he topped 60 yards receiving in a game on just two occasions (63 on Sept. 14 against San Francisco and 83 on Oct. 4 against Denver).

Wallace was targeted 73 times last season.

He has 49 career touchdown receptions and averaged 17.2 yards per catch in four seasons with the Steelers (2009-12). The number dropped to 12.8 in two years with the Dolphins and 12.1 in his only season with the Vikings.

The Ravens re-signed CB Shareece Wright, franchised K Justin Tucker and signed TE Benjamin Watson (New Orleans).

G Kelechi Osemele (Oakland) and QB Matt Schaub (Atlanta) signed elsewhere. Osemele, a second-round pick in 2012, started 51 games at LG and LT over the past four seasons. Schaub started two games last season, his only season in Baltimore.

The objective in Cincinnati was apparently for the Bengals to re-sign as many of their free agents as possible.

The Bengals have brought back SS George Iloka, CB Adam Jones, LB Vincent Rey, WR Brandon Tate and OT Eric Winston.

WR Marvin Jones (Detroit), WR Mohamed Sanu (Atlanta) and LB Emmanuel Lamur (Minnesota) moved on.

There was more high-profile subtraction than addition in the early stages of free agency in Cleveland.

Some of the more recognizable players on the Browns' 2015 roster will be wearing different uniforms in 2016. C Alex Mack (Atlanta), OT Mitchell Schwartz (Kansas City), WR Travis Benjamin (San Diego) and S Tashaun Gipson (Jacksonville) have changed addresses, as has CB Johnson Bademosi (Detroit).

The Browns signed OL Alvin Bailey (restricted free agent, Seattle), LB Justin Tuggle (Houston) and LB Demario Davis (New York Jets).

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