AFC North: Lil Wayne

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: It's apparent Wayne likes rooting for the underdog. He also picked the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series.

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson interviewed for the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator job this week.

Morning take: Everyone wants a piece of Baltimore's success from this season. With coaching moves such as Rex Ryan and highly-touted free agents, it will be interesting to see who returns for another run in September.

Morning take: McCreight was the strongest in-house candidate for the GM position. So this pretty much leaves open the path for George Kokinis' arrival.

Morning take: The team was able to run a full week of practices with a lot of players from this year's draft class. Let's see if this helps the Bengals in April.

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: Listening to his lyrics, Lil Wayne is definitely a risk taker. Let's see if this risky prediction pans out as well.

Morning take: He says quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is "too big" and "fumbles every five snaps." I'm guessing Steeler Nation won't like that assessment.

Morning take: Although Thornton likely won't return to Cincinnati, he produced a rare feat in the NFL. Thornton played out the entire length of a six-year contract he signed with the team in 2003.

Morning take: Gradkowski is the fourth quarterback under center for the Browns this year. He is a Pittsburgh native but it's doubtful this will be a happy homecoming.

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