Morning take: Lil Wayne likes Ravens in Tampa

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:

Morning take: Listening to his lyrics, Lil Wayne is definitely a risk taker. Let's see if this risky prediction pans out as well.

Morning take: He says quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is "too big" and "fumbles every five snaps." I'm guessing Steeler Nation won't like that assessment.

Morning take: Although Thornton likely won't return to Cincinnati, he produced a rare feat in the NFL. Thornton played out the entire length of a six-year contract he signed with the team in 2003.

Morning take: Gradkowski is the fourth quarterback under center for the Browns this year. He is a Pittsburgh native but it's doubtful this will be a happy homecoming.