Morning take: Bengals upset with Andrews?

March, 26, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:

  • Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is "disappointed" by the departure of new Philadelphia Eagles tackle Stacy Andrews. Lewis said Andrews led the team to believe he was returning to Cincinnati.

Morning take: There are no certainties in free agency, either from a team or a player. The only guarantees were for Cincinnati to reach a deal before Feb. 27 or franchise Andrews for the second straight year.

  • Free-agent fullback Lorenzo Neal hopes the Baltimore Ravens bring him back for another season.

Morning take: Neal was a good one-year signing for Baltimore last season. At 38, the Ravens have to determine if he's worth another look.

  • It turns out guard Alan Faneca's status as a veteran of more than 10 years prevented the Pittsburgh Steelers from getting more than a fifth-round compensatory pick.

Morning take: That explains it. Theories were abound but there was an official rule in place to put an end to the controversy.

  • Should the Cleveland Browns keep or trade No. 1 receiver Braylon Edwards?

Morning take: Keep your best receiver and let him walk for nothing in free agency next year? Or get something for Edwards now and struggle passing the ball in 2009? Tough choice.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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