Morning take: T.O. to Baltimore?

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North:

  • With the trade deadline Tuesday, rumors are swirling everywhere. The latest is the Baltimore Ravens are interested in Buffalo Bills receiver Terrell Owens.

Morning take: Although I suggested the Ravens should inquire about Owens in free agency, the Ravens clearly wanted no part of it. I’m not sure why that would change several months later.

Morning take: At 1-5, some Browns are certainly available. If I had to pick one player with the best chance to be shipped, it would be defensive lineman Corey Williams.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers backup defensive end Travis Kirschke filled in nicely for injured starter Aaron Smith (shoulder) in a win over Cleveland.

Morning take: I had a feeling there would be no short-term impact. But the Steelers will play much better competition moving forward where the loss of Smith could show.

Morning take: This is good progress, although it doesn’t necessarily mean Smith will play Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Smith likely needs more time to get into football shape.