Morning take: Ravens get L.J.
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
- The Baltimore Ravens have agreed in principle to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million with former Philadelphia Eagles tight end L.J. Smith.
Morning take: This is a good move for Baltimore. With Smith, Todd Heap and the return of Quinn Sypniewski, the Ravens will have a lot more depth and athleticism at the tight end position than they did a year ago.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed backup cornerback Fernando Bryant and backup offensive lineman Trai Essex.
Morning take: Pittsburgh continued its trend of signing its own players. At this rate, the Steelers may not add a new player outside of their building until April's NFL draft.
- The future of Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Levi Jones could be in doubt, based on what the team does with the No. 6 overall pick.
Morning take: Jones has struggled the past couple of seasons with injuries and performance. We will have more on his status in Cincinnati later today.
- The New York Jets matched the Cleveland Browns' offer for safety Abram Elam to keep the restricted free agent.