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Training camp preview: AFC North team capsules

Mark Kaboly
| Saturday, July 18, 2015 8:09 p.m


11-5, division champ, playoffs

Key losses: S Troy Polamalu, DE Brett Keisel, CB Ike Taylor, LB Jason Worilds, CB Brice McCain

Key additions: RB DeAngelo Williams

Training camp goal: Get a defense that has struggled recently to pressure the quarterback and create turnovers accustomed to new defensive coordinator Keith Butler and his promised, subtle changes.


10-5-1, playoffs

Key losses: CB Terence Newman, TE Jermaine Gresham

Key additions: LB A.J. Hawk, WR Denarius Moore, DE Michael Johnson

Training camp goal: In the wake of Terence Newman’s departure to Vikings, push former first-round picks Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard into the starting cornerback roles over veterans Leon Hall and Adam Jones.


10-6, playoffs

Key losses: LB Pernell McPhee, WR Torrey Smith, TE Owen Daniels, WR Jacoby Jones, DT Haloti Ngata

Key additions: CB Kyle Arrington, S Kendrick Lewis

Training camp goal: Ensure their talented defense can overcome the loss of one of the best players in franchise history: Haloti Ngata, who was traded to the Lions during the offseason.


7-9, missed playoffs

Key losses: TE Jordan Cameron, QB Brian Hoyer, DE Jabaal Sheard, CB Buster Skrine

Key additions: CB Tramon Williams, WR Dwayne Bowe, QB Josh McCown, WR Brian Hartline

Training camp goal: Although coach Mike Pettine is on the record saying he does not believe it is a priority, the Browns must find a quarterback in either veteran Josh McCown or Johnny Manziel.

Categories: Steelers
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