Morning take: Jim Sorgi to Bengals?

Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:

  • Will the Cincinnati Bengals consider quarterback Jim Sorgi in free agency?

Morning take: Sorgi could be the kind of quarterback the Bengals look for. He's an inexpensive, veteran backup who won't push rookie Andy Dalton -- or Carson Palmer providing a change of heart -- for the starting job next season.

Morning take: As the years go by, there's more and more speculation Newsome could retire and take a cushy job at the University of Alabama, his alma mater. Newsome probably wants to win at least one more championship in Baltimore before he steps down.

Morning take: With labor uncertainty, it's hard to determine who will be available as restricted and unrestricted free agents. Either way, the Browns need help patching holes and providing depth at safety and defensive end.

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers had their eye on center/guard Mike Pouncey, who was taken No. 15 overall by the Miami Dolphins.

Morning take: It's no secret the Steelers would've liked to reunite Mike Pouncey with his twin Maurkice. But Mike Pouncey went too high, and Pittsburgh would have had to give up the farm to move up 16 spots in the first round.