Friday, February 11, 2011
Morning take: Haloti Ngata's contract
By James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
Morning take: Ngata is looking to become one of the NFL's highest-paid defensive linemen, and he's earned it. For Ravens fans thinking they can sign Ngata and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in the same offseason, forget about it.
- No matter how you cut it, this offseason will present a steep price tag for the Baltimore Ravens to keep Pro Bowl defensive lineman Haloti Ngata.
Morning take: Palmer is from California and San Francisco needs a quarterback. It makes sense. But it remains to be seen if the Bengals will entertain trade possibilities.
- Could Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer land with the San Francisco 49ers?
Morning take: Townsend and Horton spent plenty of time together in Pittsburgh and will bring some of that flavor to Arizona.
- Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend will join new Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton.
Morning take: It can be done, but this is a lot of responsibility for a first-year coach. This will be something to monitor closely next season.
- Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur confirmed he will serve dual role as offensive coordinator next season.