AFC North: University of Auburn

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

  • Is running back Tiki Barber a good fit for the Cleveland Browns?
Morning take: Peyton Hillis is the starter in Cleveland, and the team is hoping for a healthy return of Montario Hardesty (knee). With the Browns trying to get younger, I don't see a 36-year-old Barber fitting in the equation.

  • Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and Browns coach Pat Shurmur were among those at Auburn's pro day.
Morning take: The Bengals are getting another look at quarterback Cam Newton, while both Ohio teams were checking out defensive lineman Nick Fairley.
Morning take: Taylor, a pending free agent, is still doing features on the Steelers' team website. Good sign?
Morning take: Cornerback Josh Wilson and guard Marshal Yanda are the two biggest free agents the Ravens want to retain. Baltimore has a chance to keep both.
Here are the latest happenings Tuesday evening in the AFC North:

Five words or less: Cam Newton

March, 1, 2011
Cam IllustrationCould quarterback Cam Newton be the heir apparent to Carson Palmer in Cincinnati?
Occasionally we like to throw a curveball in the AFC North blog to test the collective creativity of our community. This week we have a VEEEERY interesting photo of Auburn quarterback prospect Cam Newton, who has been a lightning rod for attention and controversy.

You know the deal. In five words or less, tell us what comes to mind when you see this picture?

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