Morning take: Did the Browns really quit?
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
- There is talk within the Cleveland Browns' locker room that some players quit during last week's 34-30 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Morning take: Simply put, the chemistry on this team is not very good this year and it's starting to show on the field and inside the locker room.
- With the Philadelphia Eagles coming to town, some people in Cincinnati are wishing they had exciting rookie receiver DeSean Jackson, who has 38 catches for 586 yards this season.
Morning take: Many cringed when the Bengals took receiver Jerome Simpson in the second round out of Coastal Carolina. Cincinnati's lack of a bigger scouting staff strikes again!
- The latest reports out of Pittsburgh is that tailback Willie Parker (shoulder) is gearing up this week for the San Diego Chargers.
Morning take: Reports of Parker's injury have been all over the place lately. Look for head coach Mike Tomlin to address the issue and clear up the situation Tuesday afternoon.
- The status of Baltimore Ravens receiver Derrick Mason (shoulder) is uncertain for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
Morning take: The Ravens will need all their weapons this week. But receiver Mark Clayton has played well lately, which is a good sign if Mason cannot go.