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Baltimore Ravens Off-season newsmakers: Re-signing MLB Ray Lewis was big, but so was losing OLB Bart Scott to the Jets. The Ravens offset the loss of C Jason Brown with veteran Matt Birk.
Needs: CB and WR.
The buzz: Derrick Mason, 35, doesn't frighten secondaries, but he's been a reliable and productive wideout for years. QB Joe Flacco could use a speedster.
Cincinnati Bengals Offseason newsmakers: WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh signed with Seattle and OG Stacy Andrews bolted for Philadelphia. The Bengals signed Laveranues Coles and re-signed RB Cedric Benson.
Needs: OL and DE.
The buzz: Only winless Detroit gave up more sacks. And only Kansas City rang up fewer sacks than the Bengals.
Cleveland Browns Offseason newsmakers: One fired coach ( Eric Mangini) replaced another (Romeo Crennel). WR Donte Stallworth faces DUI manslaughter charges. WR Braylon Edwards could be on the trading block.
Needs: LBs and WR.
The buzz: Mangini has all sorts of holes on both sides of the ball, so the Browns may look to garner as many picks as possible by trading some of the rare assets mentioned above in hopes of stockpiling younger players.
Pittsburgh Steelers Offseason newsmakers: The reigning Super Bowl champs stood pat and focused on keeping their own free agents, such as OT Max Starks. Two pretty good ones got away, though, in CB Bryant McFadden and WR Nate Washington.
Needs: OT and DE.
The buzz: The draft is where the Steelers stock up for their championships (two in the last four seasons). Prime focus likely will be the offensive line.