Morning take: Ravens out of Boldin chase?
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
- A team source tells the Baltimore Sun that the Ravens are only willing to give up a first- or second-round pick for Arizona Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin.
Morning take: Well, this puts the Ravens behind the pack unless they're willing to sweeten the pot. Arizona wants a first and third and another team may be willing to provide it.
- According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns have set up last-minute workouts with multiple receiver prospects.
Morning take: Last minute? Sounds like the Braylon Edwards insurance policy is being put together before our eyes.
- Bengals.com catches up with former Cincinnati quarterback Akili Smith.
Morning take: Does anyone find it odd the official team Web site writes about arguably Cincinnati's biggest bust just days before the draft?
- The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Steelers' recent cut of tailback Gary Russell and his salary was a cap casualty.
Morning take: As we wrote Monday, NFL insiders were curious how Pittsburgh fit linebacker James Harrison's large, $51.175 contract extension under the cap without much room. With the team trying to save Russell's relatively small amount, the Steelers obviously have more work to do.