Morning take: Foote and Steelers

Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North:

Morning take: One year ago Foote wanted out of Pittsburgh due to a reduced role. Is he more willing to accept a backup position now?

  • Are we overlooking Baltimore Ravens 2009 second-round pick Paul Kruger?

Morning take: I've learned not to reach a conclusion on a player after the first season. In Pittsburgh it's often called the "Troy Polamalu rule." Kruger's rookie season wasn't much but it doesn't mean he won't continue to develop.

  • Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Kamerion Wimbley was traded to the Oakland Raiders for a third-round pick in 2010.

Morning take: Many players' careers go downhill once they go to Oakland. Wimbley hopes he can jumpstart his in the black hole.

  • Is there still a chance receiver Terrell Owens lands with the Cincinnati Bengals?

Morning take: Not likely. Cincinnati made its choice with Antonio Bryant. So barring something unforeseen, Owens will play elsewhere next season.