Morning take: Lottery deals near?
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are links within the AFC North:
- It appears a pair of lottery deals are forthcoming with the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns.
Morning take: This is not a surprise for either club. It was just a matter of time before both teams reached an agreement as an another means to bring in revenue.
- Speaking of the Browns, here is a player preview of new starting linebacker Eric Barton.
Morning take: Barton is the most important acquisition of several that came over from the New York Jets. His leadership is desperately needed on a defense that hasn't been good for a long time.
- Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Rod Woodson used his smarts and physical abilities to get to the Hall of Fame.
Morning take: Woodson also had the hands of a receiver, as evident by his 71 career interceptions.
- The kicking battle between Steve Hauschka and Graham Gano is about to heat up for the Baltimore Ravens.
Morning take: Leave it to coach John Harbaugh to make special teams one of the most intriguing parts of training camp.