Morning take: No to Boldin?
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Saturday in the AFC North:
- At least one writer, Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun, believes the Ravens should pass on Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl receiver Anquan Boldin.
Morning take: On Friday we listed the pros and cons of trading for Boldin and it came out about even. Decisions like these are why Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome gets paid the big bucks.
- Multiple sources tell ESPN.com that Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson did not have offseason knee surgery, contrary to prior reports.
Morning take: I'm not sure why the Browns were so evasive about this. But it's good to finally get to the root and put the issue to bed.
- Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has the official visit count for the Steelers. The breakdown is eight offensive linemen, eight cornerbacks, five defensive linemen and four receivers.
Morning take: That sounds right in line with their areas of need.
- Geoff Hobson of the Cincinnati Bengals' team Web site does a final mock draft leading up to next week's NFL draft.
Morning take: Once again Baylor's Jason Smith and Virginia's Eugene Monroe were taken off the board before No. 6. Is this a sign of things to come?