Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to be named the latest team to take part in HBO's "Hard Knocks" series this summer.
Morning take: Win or lose, things are always interesting in Cincinnati. Now the entire country gets to see its inner workings.
Longtime right tackle Willie Anderson was put on the reserve/retired list by the Baltimore Ravens.
Morning take: Anderson has been one of the top offensive tackles of the past 15 years. But injuries finally caught up to the rugged veteran.
Pittsburgh Steelers starting tailback Willie Parker is in the hot seat for 2009.
Morning take: Playing out the final year of his deal, Parker will need a huge season if he wants to stay in Pittsburgh. Former first-round tailback Rashard Mendenhall also is waiting for his opportunity.
New receiver Mike Furrey hopes to be a solid addition to the Cleveland Browns.
Morning take: With Cleveland's muddled receiver situation, someone needs to step up behind No. 1 wideout Braylon Edwards, whether it's Furrey, David Patten or the younger prospects.