Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
After being demoted to backup center this week, veteran Justin Hartwig is concerned about his future with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Morning take: The writing was on the wall when the Steelers used a first-round pick at Hartwig's position. With Maurkice Pouncey getting rave reviews, Hartwig’s best chance for playing time might be to try right guard.
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Antonio Bryant is holding out hope, despite his knee injury.
Morning take: There is a lot of speculation about whether Bryant will be released. With no salary cap this year, the Bengals have more freedom to pull off a drastic and surprising move.
Cleveland Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is confident he can overcome his pectoral injury.
Morning take: Jackson received another scare after having last season end with the same ailment. But this one isn't nearly as serious.
It's been a smooth transition for Marc Bulger, who fits in well as the Baltimore Ravens' No. 2 quarterback.
Morning take: Bulger gives the Ravens good insurance in case something happens to Joe Flacco. So far this looks like a smart decision by Baltimore.