Morning take: Flacco responds to Woodley

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

  • Tired of the criticism, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco fired back at Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley, saying he "doesn't know what he's talking about."

Morning take: Good for Flacco for coming out of his shell and letting Woodley know he doesn't appreciate his comments. It should make for an interesting summer of trash-talking between these two teams leading up to Week 1.

Morning take: I would probably add "for the future" at the end of that statement. The Browns don't have enough pieces to win the AFC North this year. But they are gradually adding pieces to eventually make a run down the road.

Morning take: Geathers hasn't been the same since micro-fracture knee surgery a few years ago. With Carlos Dunlap's emergence and Geathers' high salary, Geathers is a candidate to be released once a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers have held player workouts on offense, according to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Morning take: I'm not sure why this was kept under wraps. But the Steelers are getting in work like other teams, minus the media coverage.