Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
Would the Baltimore Ravens trade some veterans in an effort to improve the team?
Morning take: As one of the final eight teams last season, the Ravens are hamstrung with what they can do in free agency. So I expect trades to be one avenue to get around that. Quarterback Troy Smith is the most likely veteran on the move.
Marvin Lewis said there have been 54 coaching changes since he took over as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2003.
Morning take: Three teams in the AFC North have had at least one head coaching change since 2003. The Cleveland Browns had two.
Would a deal involving Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb make sense?
Morning take: I live in Cleveland, and I can't go a couple of days without hearing Kolb's name being mentioned. Kolb is unproven. But he's a favorite of general manager Tom Heckert, which counts for a lot.
Will Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Keenan Lewis step up in his second year?
Morning take: Pittsburgh is hoping that’s the case. Many players make strides in their second years, and Lewis’ injuries in 2009 never allowed him to get off on the right foot.