Morning take: Cribbs wants a new contract

August, 5, 2008

Posted by'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.

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.)

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter



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