Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
Baltimore Ravens leader and middle linebacker Ray Lewis has a message for the New York Jets.
Morning take: Expect a lot of talking on both sides leading up to this high-profile season opener. This should be one of the most intense games in Week 1.
Rashard Mendenhall's benching early last season turned out to be a turning point for the Pittsburgh Steelers running back.
Morning take: That occurred less than a year ago, but it feels much longer. Mendenhall has done all the right things since.
Quarterback Carson Palmer says the Cincinnati Bengals offense is getting better.
Morning take: The starters didn't look great in the preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. But it's very early.
Cleveland Browns tight end Evan Moore is showing flashes in training camp.
Morning take: Moore may be the best receiving tight end the Browns have. He's one of my sleeper picks in Cleveland.