Morning take: Suggs says 'no bounty'
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
- Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs says there was no bounty put on Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward and tailback Rashard Mendenhall in last month's contest.
Morning take: Suggs often speaks freely, as do a lot of Ravens, and we enjoy being around such a fun group of personalities. But occasionally there will be times when things may be boisterous or overstated, and we believe this was one of those cases.
- Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr.'s story added another wrinkle Wednesday when he filed a grievance through the NFLPA for his one-game suspension over comments regarding his staph infection.
Morning take: This is a big story that continues to dominate the headlines in Cleveland. Meanwhile the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday's opponent, quietly await.
- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell summoned executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson to visit with the Steelers to discuss recent controversial comments regarding the way the league fines its players.
Morning take: The NFL gets most things right, and this is another example. This was a great, proactive move by the league and the Steelers to clear the air.
- Despite an 0-7 start, receiver Chad Ocho Cinco believes the Cincinnati Bengals can finish 8-8 this season.
Morning take: Of all the things Ocho Cinco has said recently, this is among the most ridiculous. The Bengals need to worry about earning one win as oppose to finishing the year 8-1.