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Tracking AFC North Free Agency Activity

NFL free agency is in its second full week. The process opened on March 9 and has led to several changes in and out of the AFC North, affecting four teams that will be on the Vikings schedule in 2017.

Minnesota is slated to host Baltimore and Cincinnati. The Vikings will play the Steelers in Pittsburgh and will play the Browns at Twickenham Stadium as part of the London Games, which will count as a home game for Cleveland. 

In addition to the free agency tracker that has been keeping tabs on Vikings moves, here's a look at what's happened so far with the Ravens, Bengals, Browns and Steelers.

Players who were ranked in's Top 101 free agents list have the corresponding ranking after their name. Players who were not ranked in the list have "UR" for unranked.

Baltimore Ravens


S Anthony Levine | UR

Levine has played in 66 games, including all 64 in the past four seasons with Baltimore.

QB Ryan Mallett | UR

A third-round pick by New England in 2011, Mallett is 3-5 in eight starts with the Texans and Ravens. He is 181-of-329 passing for 1,779 yards with seven touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a passer rating of 64.9.

DT Brandon Williams | No. 3

A big re-signing in more ways than one, the 335-pound Williams hasn't missed a game since his rookie 2013 season. He's started 46 games in the past three.

Arrivals (former team):

CB Brandon Carr (DAL) | No. 54

Carr has never missed an outing, starting all 144 games he's played since 2008. He has 15 interceptions and 111 passes defended over the course of four seasons in Kansas City and five with Dallas.

S Tony Jefferson (AZ) | No. 13

Jefferson started 31 of the 63 games he played, recording two interceptions, 11 passes defended, six forced fumbles and 5.0 sacks since joining the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie in 2013.

RB Danny Woodhead | No. 78

After missing 27 of a possible 48 games in three seasons, Woodhead is again trying to bounce back from injury. In 2015, he rushed 98 times for 336 yards with three touchdowns and caught a career-high 80 passes for 755 yards with six scores.

Departures (new team):

WR Kamar Aiken |(IND) | UR

Aiken recorded 128 catches, 1,539 yards and nine touchdowns in 48 games (20 starts) with the Ravens.

G Vladimir Ducasse (BUF) | UR

The former Viking (2014) is on his fifth team in as many seasons. He's started 30 of the 88 games he's played for the Jets, Vikings, Bears and Ravens.

DE Lawrence Guy (NE) | No. 55

Guy, a seventh-round pick by Green Bay in 2011, has played for Indianapolis, San Diego and Baltimore, starting 20 of 67 games and recording 6.5 sacks.

DB Marqueston Huff (KC) | UR

Huff has played in 41 games, including 11 with the Ravens in 2016. He has one interception, 1.0 sack and four passes defended.

FB Kyle Juszczyk (SF) | UR

Juszczyk has played in every game and started 32 in his four pro seasons. He has 97 catches for 769 yards and five touchdowns and seven carries for 25 yards with a score.

T Ricky Wagner (DET) | No. 27

Wagner started 47 of 62 games with the Ravens since his selection in the fifth round of 2013. Those figures include 45 of 46 in the past three seasons.

C Jeremy Zuttah |(traded to SF)

Zuttah has been part of a trade for the second time in less than three calendar years, first from Tampa Bay to the Chesapeake Bay to San Francisco Bay. He's started 117 of 131 games along the way.


*OLB Elvis Dumervil | UR                  *

Dumervil has 99 sacks in 99 starts and has played 146 total games. The five-time Pro Bowl participant recently turned 33.

S Matt Elam | UR

Elam started 26 of 32 games from 2013-14 after his selection in the first round, but he missed all of 2015 and appeared in just nine games in 2016.

S Kendrick Lewis | UR

Lewis has started 81 of 90 games, totaling nine interceptions and 34 passes defended for the Chiefs, Texans and Ravens since his fifth-round selection in 2010.

CB Jerraud Powers | UR

Powers has started 88 of 100 games, recording 13 interceptions, 75 passes defended and 3.0 sacks for the Colts (2009-12), Cardinals (2013-15) and Ravens (2016).

DB Lardarius Webb | UR

A third-round selection in 2009, Webb started 82 of 111 games for the Ravens. He recorded five of his 13 interceptions in 2011 and 23 of 89 passes defended in 2013.

CB Shareece Wright | UR

A third-round pick by San Diego in 2011, Wright started 27 of 44 games for the Chargers before opening 15 of 23 in the past two seasons with Baltimore. He has one career interception and 36 passes defended.

Cincinnati Bengals


K Randy Bullock | UR

Bullock spent parts of the 2015-16 seasons with five different franchises. Originally a fifth-round pick by the Texans, he's also kicked for the Jets, Steelers, Giants and Bengals. He is 83-for-102 on field goals and 97-for-101 on extra points.

CB Dre Kirkpatrick | No. 43

The 17th overall pick of 2012, Kirkpatrick has started 34 of 66 games for the Bengals, recording three interceptions in three separate seasons and totaling 41 passes defended.

WR Brandon LaFell | No. 87

LaFell caught 64 passes for 862 yards and six touchdowns in his first season in Cincinnati. He has 342 career receptions for 4,715 yards and 26 touchdowns.

T Eric Winston | UR

Winston has started 125 of 157 games played but just six in the past three seasons since joining the Bengals.

Arrivals (former team):

LB Kevin Minter (AZ) | No. 39

A second-round pick in 2013, Minter recorded 5.0 sacks and six passes defended in starting 37 of 61 games.

T Andre Smith (MIN) | UR

The sixth-overall pick in 2009 is heading back to the Bengals after his 2016 season with the Vikings was shortened to four games by injury. He started 73 of 82 games with Cincinnati from 2009-15.

Departures (new team):

RB Rex Burkhead (NE) | No. 72

A sixth-round pick in 2013, Burkhead gained 344 of his 375 career rushing yards and scored two of his three touchdowns in 2016. He also had career bests of 17 catches and 145 yards.

OLB Karlos Dansby (AZ) | UR

Dansby has played a whopping 196 games, including 178 starts. He's missed just 12 games in 13 seasons and recorded 19 interceptions (six returned for touchdowns) and 42 sacks.

DE Margus Hunt (IND) | No. 101

Selected in the second round of the 2013 draft, the Estonia native played in 44 games for the Bengals but never started one. He has 1.5 career sacks.

DT Domata Peko (DEN) | UR

After 11 seasons in Cincinnati, Peko is taking 171 games of experience (156 starts), 18.5 sacks and 265 solo tackles to Denver.

T Andrew Whitworth (LAR) | No. 17

Another player to head West after 11 seasons in Cincinnati, Whitworth has started 164 of the 168 games he's played. He's a three-time Pro Bowl designee.

WR James Wright (waived and claimed by CLE)

Wright caught 18 passes for 197 yards and rushed five times for 24 yards from 2014-16 for the Bengals.

G Kevin Zeitler (CLE) | No. 7

A first-rounder in 2012, Zeitler has started 71 of 72 games he's played.


CB Chykie Brown | UR

DE Wallace Gilberry | UR

RB Cedric Peerman | UR


Cleveland Browns**


Arrivals (former team):

WR Kenny Britt (LAR) | No. 31

Britt has emerged from injuries that riddled his early pro years with Tennessee. In the past three seasons with the Rams, he missed just one game and totaled 152 receptions, 2,431 yards and 11 touchdowns, nearly equaling the 157 catches for 2,450 yards he totaled in five seasons with the Titans. Despite eight seasons of experience, Britt will still only be 29 years old this season.

C Marcus Martin (SF) | UR

The former third-round pick started 24 of 27 games for the 49ers in three seasons.

C J.C. Tretter (GB) | No. 70

A fourth-rounder in 2013, Tretter started 10 of 31 games for the Packers, including all seven he played in 2016.

G Kevin Zeitler (CIN) | No. 7

Selected 27th overall in 2012, Zeitler started 71 of 72 games for the Bengals.

Departures (new team):

QB Josh McCown | (NYJ) | UR

McCown went 10-12 as a starter in his first four seasons with Arizona. He's 8-30 with six teams since. In 82 games, McCown has completed 1,254 of 2,121 passes for 14,242 yards with 79 touchdowns and 69 interceptions.

DE Stephen Paea (DAL) | UR

After starting 40 of 55 games in his first four seasons with Chicago, Paea shifted to a reserve role with Washington and Cleveland in the past two seasons. He recorded one-half sack and 12 tackles in 13 games with the Browns in 2016.

S Jordan Poyer (BUF) | UR

The Browns called on Poyer for 45 games and 10 starts after claiming the former Eagle via waivers early in his rookie 2013 season. He recorded two interceptions, six passes defended and 1.0 sack.

WR Terrelle Pryor (WAS) | No. 9

The former Raiders quarterback draft pick (2011) had a breakthrough season as a receiver in 2016. He caught 77 of his 79 career receptions for 1,049 of his 1,071 yards and all four touchdowns last season.


QB Robert Griffin III | UR

Since going 9-6 and throwing 20 touchdown passes as a rookie in Washington in 2012 and garnering a Pro Bowl nod, Griffin is 6-19 as a starter with 16 scores in 2013, four in 2014 and two in 2016.

G Austin Pasztor | UR

Pittsburgh Steelers


TE David Johnson | UR

Johnson has spent five of his seven seasons with the Steelers. He caught seven passes for 80 yards in 2016 in his first back in Pittsburgh. He has 31 career receptions for 304 yards and a score.

QB Landry Jones | UR

Jones is back to again backup Ben Roethlisberger, a role that's lead to limited game action. He's 2-2 as a starter and has only appeared in 16 games since his selection in 2013.

LS Greg Warren | UR

Warren is returning for a 13th season with Pittsburgh. He's played in 180 games, missing just 12 along the way and only one in the past seven seasons.

Arrivals (former team):

DT Tyson Alualu (JAX)

Alualu, a first-round pick in 2010, started 88 of the 110 games he's played for the Jaguars. He has 17.5 career sacks and six passes defended.

RB Knile Davis (KC) | UR

After rushing 134 times for 463 yards and six touchdowns in 2014, Davis has rushed 46 times for 100 yards and one score.

WR Justin Hunter (BUF) | UR

The former second-round pick caught 68 passes for 1,116 yards and eight scores in 35 games with the Titans before being waived twice — by Tennessee and Miami — in September 2016. He finished last season in Bufffalo, catching 10 passes for 189 yards and four scores.

CB Coty Sensabaugh (NYG) | UR

Sensabaugh started 27 of 59 games with Tennessee from 2012-15. He opened last season with the Rams, was released and picked up by the Giants. Sensabaugh recorded two interceptions, 24 passes defended and 1.0 sack with the Titans.

Departures (new team):

OLB Jarvis Jones (AZ) | UR

The 17th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft started 35 of the 50 games he played, recording two interceptions, nine passes defended and 6.0 sacks.

ILB Lawrence Timmons (MIA) | No. 51

The 15th overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft is changing uniforms for the first time after 10 seasons in Pittsburgh in which he started 126 of 158 games, recorded 12 interceptions, 45 passes defended, 13 forced fumbles and 35.5 sacks.

WR Markus Wheaton (CHI) | UR

A third-round pick in 2013, Wheaton caught 107 passes for 1,508 yards and eight touchdowns in four seasons, including 44 for 749 and five scores in 2015. He missed 13 games in 2016.


DT Ricardo Mathews | UR

S Shamarko Thomas | UR

C Cody Wallace | UR

RB DeAngelo Williams | No. 90

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