Morning take: Ravens and Plaxico Burress?

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

Morning take: Not likely. The Ravens have enough receivers over the age of 30 in Derrick Mason and Anquan Boldin. They need to get younger and faster at the position, not older and slower.

  • Cleveland Browns linebacker/defensive end and pending free agent Matt Roth says he prefers to play for a winner next season.

Morning take: Roth likely isn't returning. He was unhappy with the Browns last year after not receiving a long-term extension and doesn't want to go through another rebuilding process.

Morning take: Rooney has been a key figure in labor piece for about two decades. But he has plenty of work on his hands now as the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland.

Morning take: The Bengals are hard at work and need to be during this NFL lockout. Time will tell whether these players workouts will help, but it certainly doesn't hurt.