Morning take: Roethlisberger takes part in competition
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Saturday in the AFC North:
- The entire first-day selections of the Cleveland Browns, including first-round pick Alex Mack, missed the opening for rookies to report on Friday.
Morning take: Whether this counts as a holdout or the veteran report date of Aug. 1 is debatable. But not having your top four rookies in on time is not an ideal start for Cleveland.
- In a taping for a reality show, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger beat basketball star Shaquille O'Neal in a football skills competition.
Morning take: For one night at least, Roethlisberger was able to enjoy a slice of normalcy in what's been an extreme and abnormal week.
Morning take: It's a young group and a deep group that is expected to be an area of strength for the Bengals.
Morning take: Bennett is not a No. 1 receiver. But ideally the Ravens would like for Derrick Mason to return and for Bennett to provide quality depth at the position.