Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has great expectations for third-year linebacker Lawrence Timmons.
Morning take: If I made a list of breakout players in the division -- which I may do at some point -- Timmons would be at the very top. What's scary is he could make Pittsburgh's defense even more dynamic this season.
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco is making amends quickly with his teammates and coaches.
Morning take: Sometimes a player has to hit rock bottom to get back to top form. I have a feeling that will be the case for Ochocinco in 2009.
Former Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan already is having a blast as head coach of the New York Jets.
Morning take: Ryan is making tons of headlines in New York, but what's funny is Ryan has always been this outgoing. It's just fewer people noticed when he was a coordinator in a smaller market.
New free-agent pickup George Foster is getting a chance to compete at right tackle for the Cleveland Browns.
Morning take: A former first-round pick, Foster is a bit of an enigma. But it was a low-risk move for the Browns to sign Foster and possibly mold him into a contributor.