Morning take: Hines Ward talks retirement

Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward said he will be ready to retire after winning one more Super Bowl.

Morning take: If that happens next season, Ward said that's it. But with the way things are going this offseason for Pittsburgh, a Super Bowl run in 2010 is on very shaky ground.

  • Is Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski a sleeper pick for the Baltimore Ravens?

Morning take: "Big Gronk" is flying under the radar but he can play the position. Yet, like so many other tight ends in this draft, Gronkowski has a history of injuries.

Morning take: Barring a trade, which the Browns have looked into, it appears they will seek help on defense.

  • Should the Cincinnati Bengals take a look at Notre Dame receiver Golden Tate?

Morning take: Not in the first round, because the Bengals should have higher-rated players available at No. 21. But Tate would be a great value pick for any team, including Cincinnati, in the second round.