Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes there is now good dialogue between the Browns and Pro Bowl kick returner Josh Cribbs.
Morning take: This is solid news for both parties. Several weeks ago when Cribbs cleaned out his locker, things were not looking good.
Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reports Baltimore Ravens quarterback coach Hue Jackson also interviewed to be head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Morning take: Oakland, as usual, is shrouded in mystery. Jackson is certainly an up-and-coming name in coaching circles, and if he can get something (anything?) out of quarterback JaMarcus Russell, I can see why Raiders owner Al Davis is interested.
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com looks at Cincinnati’s situation at tight end.
Morning take: Second-year player Chase Coffman could be a wild card. He has some potential but didn’t show much before getting injured last season.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says Al Everest will have more responsibilities as special-teams coach of the Steelers.
Morning take: Special teams has quietly been one of Pittsburgh's most inconsistent units. Everest is one of several new coaches hoping to improve areas of the team.