Morning take: Bentley still unemployed
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here is your one-stop shopping for the best stories around the AFC North:
- Over the weekend, Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer noted that four weeks have passed since former Browns center LeCharles Bentley asked for his release and he has yet to find a new team.
Walker's take: This is an odd time to find work as front offices spend most of July on vacation and negotiating rookie contracts. Bentley will get a look somewhere, even if it's not at the start of training camp.
- Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times says the Baltimore Ravens' special-teams units could be special this year.
Walker's take: Two years ago, Ravens rookie head coach John Harbaugh and new assistant Jerry Rosburg may have been the top special teams coaches in the NFL. Now those two minds are together in Baltimore.
- Albert Breer of SportingNews.com ranks the Ravens as the third-best destination for Brett Favre in the event he leaves the Green Bay Packers. The Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.
Walker's take: I am in total agreement. See for yourself.
- Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe did a profile on Donte' Stallworth's move from the New England Patriots to the Cleveland Browns. In the article Stallworth says, "I've been kind of joking with Randy [Moss] and some of the guys that the road to the Super Bowl goes through Cleveland."
Walker's take: Has the road to the Super Bowl ever gone through Cleveland? The last time the Browns won a football championship was in 1964, before the NFL/AFL merger.