Morning take: T.J. watch continues
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
- Free agent receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh will take a little more time before making a decision. His options include the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks or returning to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Morning take: The fact that Houshmandzadeh remains in Minneapolis could be a clue of where he's leaning. Of the three teams, that appears to be the most logical choice if "Housh" wants to join a playoff contender.
(Update: There have been some conflicting reports and it turns out Houshmandzadeh did leave Minnesota Sunday night.)
- Following the signing of cornerback Domonique Foxworth, veteran Samari Rolle wants to be released from the Baltimore Ravens.
Morning take: Rolle, 32, sees the writing on the wall as Baltimore is getting younger in the secondary. The Ravens also would save more than $4 million off their cap, making his release likely.
- The Cleveland Browns lost a potential target when cornerback Andre Goodman signed with the Denver Broncos.
Morning take: The Browns were rumored to be interested in talking with Goodman. Several days into free agency, Cleveland only traded one player (Kellen Winslow) for draft picks.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers could lose receiver Nate Washington to the Tennessee Titans.
Morning take: This sounds like a good match for Washington, who would bring a needed deep threat to Nashville. Let's see if Tennessee will eventually close this deal.