AFC North: B.J. Sams
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
- It turns out Cleveland Browns receiver Braylon Edwards didn't draw any overwhelming offers this offseason and likely will stay put in 2009.
Morning take: As Anquan Boldin and the Arizona Cardinals also found out, most teams have smartened up on the going rate for receivers. I've said for a long time that offenses should be built from the inside out, and thus receivers are final link in the chain -- not the most important. It appears the days of getting a first- and third-round pick for that position could be nearing an end.
- The Cincinnati Bengals have a new motto for this season: "Fight back!"
Morning take: And I saw a lot of fighting at last week's three-day minicamp. Sure, it was amongst teammates. But it could help make the Bengals a tougher team in the long run.
- Former Baltimore Ravens return specialist B.J. Sams was taken last week in the UFL draft by San Francisco.
Morning take: Sams was an exciting returner in Baltimore until breaking his leg in 2007. Let's see if he's able to jumpstart his career again outside of the NFL.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers only have two unsigned draft picks remaining.
Morning take: First-rounder Evander "Ziggy" Hood and third-rounder Kraig Urbik are those two players, and no one expects any issues with them in the next six weeks.