Morning take: Bengals' Coles cashes in big
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
- The contract details are in for Cincinnati Bengals receiver Laveranues Coles, and including bonuses and salary, he will make a whopping $9.75 million for the 2009 season.
Morning take: Front loading the contract likely convinced Coles to come to Cincy. But the Bengals will need Pro Bowl-like numbers from Coles next season to break even on their nearly $10 million investment.
- Veteran receiver Joey Galloway talked with the Pittsburgh Steelers about possibly being the team's No. 3 receiver.
Morning take: This is the first free-agent interview of any kind for Pittsburgh. But I don't think it's a good move unless Galloway, 37, comes at a bargain basement price.
- The Cleveland Browns get another former New York Jet, signing veteran defensive back Hank Poteat.
- Should the Baltimore Ravens bring back kicker Matt Stover?
Morning take: Baltimore kept two kickers on its roster for much of last season. Whatever the Ravens decide, they cannot waste a roster spot on two kickers again.