Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
How much has Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger changed his image?
Morning take: Roethlisberger has done about as much as he can do in one year. But this isn't an overnight fix. Roethlisberger will have to continue this path for the long haul.
Running back Ray Rice wants to stay with the Baltimore Ravens for the long term.
Morning take: Rice's contract ends after this season. The Ravens will be looking to give Rice the first large extension of his career following what should be another productive year.
The Cincinnati Bengals could have an important preseason game upcoming against the Carolina Panthers.
Morning take: This will be a meeting between Carolina rookie quarterback Cam Newton and Cincinnati's Andy Dalton. Both will be looking to lock down the job while out-dueling one another.
The Cleveland Browns are eager to get back to work.
Morning take: The Browns have a lot to learn and a short amount of time to do it. Training camp can't start soon enough for this team, which is in transition with a rookie head coach in Pat Shurmur.