Morning take: Foxworth's progress

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

  • Baltimore Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth says his knee is progressing well.

Morning take: Foxworth would be a good addition to Baltimore's secondary next season if healthy. His progress could prevent the Ravens from having to fill one need via the draft or free agency.

  • Former Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Shaun Rogers says he played hurt last season against his agent's advice.

Morning take: There are some words going back and forth between the Browns and Rogers now that he's been released. But it's probably best both sides move on.

Morning take: LaMarr Woodley and Ike Taylor are the two big names as starters on defense. The Steelers will make a push for both once a new collective bargaining agreement is reached, while giving Woodley the franchise tag in the meantime.

  • Cincinnati Bengals tailback and pending free agent Cedric Benson likes what he's hearing from new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.

Morning take: It's no secret Benson was not a fan of former offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski. Gruden intends to pound the ball, which increases the likelihood of Benson returning.