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Morning take: Odom feeling the pressure

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the top stories Friday in the AFC North:

  • Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom knows the pressure is on him to play better in 2009.

Morning take: In the second year of a $29.5 million contract, Odom (three sacks in 2008) needs to pressure the quarterback more often if the Bengals expect to make major strides defensively.

Morning take: There is nothing wrong with Sepulveda being cautious in May. It may sound odd, but punting is expected to be the biggest upgrade from last year's Super Bowl winning team to this year's group.

  • Baltimore Ravens receiver Demetrius Williams flashed some potential this week in practice.

Morning take: Without adding any significant pieces to the receiver position this offseason, the Ravens hope Williams can be an addition of sorts after playing just seven games in 2008.

Morning take: We noted recently that this was one battle to watch this offseason. Fraley has been productive in the NFL for a long time. But Mack is a first-round pick and expected to win the job right away.