Morning take: Cribbs wants a new contract
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here is your one-stop shopping for the most interesting storylines in the AFC North:
- According to multiple sources, Pro Bowl returner Joshua Cribbs and his representation recently approached the Cleveland Browns about restructuring his contract.
Morning take: Devin Hester's deal (four years, $40 million, $15 million guaranteed) with the Chicago Bears caught the attention of many, including Cribbs. Now the AFC's version of Hester is reconsidering his value.
- Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson suddenly is happy again and believes this will be the best year ever.
Morning take: This is great news for Bengals fans, who can only hope Johnson's happiness lasts throughout a full 16-game season.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping center Justin Hartwig can fill a gaping hole on the offensive line this season.
Morning take: If Hartwig proves to be an upgrade over Sean Mahan this year, which many expect, Pittsburgh's offensive line could improve.
- Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has yet to decide on a starting quarterback for Thursday's preseason opener against the New England Patriots.
Morning take: Baltimore should continue an AFC North tradition and flip a coin. It worked in Cleveland.
(Update: Harbaugh named Kyle Boller the starter Tuesday afternoon.)