Morning take: Maurkice Pouncey out?

Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:

  • According to Pittsburgh Steelers guard Chris Kemoeatu, Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) is out for Super Bowl XLV.

Morning take: This is interesting because it's coming from a teammate. Did Kemoeatu spill the beans too early? There's no official word from the team, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will have to provide clarity later today.

  • ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. believes the Cleveland Browns should take a long look at Georgia receiver A.J. Green and North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn.

Morning take: Either player could fill a major need for the Browns, who have several holes. But I'm still leery of taking any receiver No. 6 overall.

  • Total Nonstop Action, a professional wrestling promotion, offered to set up a steel cage match between Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco/Johnson and head coach Marvin Lewis.

Morning take: In a nutshell, this signifies what's currently wrong with the Bengals. The funny thing is, Ochocinco/Johnson would probably consider it.

  • Baltimore Ravens defensive end/linebacker Terrell Suggs silenced his critics with a bounce-back season.

Morning take: It was another Pro Bowl year for "T. Sizzle." He came into training camp in great shape and was relentless down to the final game.