Morning take: Dallas and Ray Lewis
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
- Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is making his pitch for the Dallas Cowboys to get Ray Lewis in free agency.
Morning take: If anyone can take control of Dallas' locker room, it's Lewis. But even I have my doubts that he could do it alone.
- Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer takes a look at five in-house free agents on offense for the Browns.
Morning take: I can't say new head coach Eric Mangini will miss any sleep over losing these players.
- According to your favorite (and only) AFC North blogger, the Pittsburgh Steelers are actively in contract talks with Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison.
Morning take: This is a great move for Pittsburgh. Harrison is the team's biggest free agent in 2010, but why not tackle this situation now before it becomes an issue?
- Carlos Holmes of the Dayton Daily News doesn't expect Cincinnati Bengals receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to get the franchise tag.
Morning take: It's time for both parties to move on. The Bengals can win four games without Houshmandzadeh and "Housh" should earn a chance to play for a contender elsewhere.