- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones described his recent arrest for disorderly conduct as "ridiculous."
Morning take: Eventually, all the facts will come out and prove if Jones is correct. But Jones continues to put himself in bad spots, while the Bengals are counting on him in 2011.
Did the image of Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward take a major hit after being charged recently for driving under the influence?
Morning take: Similar to Jones' situation, it's safer to wait until all the facts are presented. Ward's rep also claims Ward is innocent of the charges. So time will tell who is right.
It will be up to the Cleveland Browns' coaching staff to earn the trust of the players once the lockout ends.
Morning take: This will be a major challenge for the Browns and rookie head coach Pat Shurmur. Not only is time very limited to learn a new offense and defense. But on the flipside, the Browns have to be very careful not to push players too hard early, which could result in injuries.
Which free-agent cornerback would you keep: Josh Wilson, Chris Carr or Fabian Washington?
Morning take: I think Wilson is a slightly better player than Carr, but Carr could come cheaper. Carr also provides solid leadership in the locker room for the Ravens.