Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
New Cleveland Browns GM George Kokinis said Monday that becoming a winning franchise "can be done."
Morning take: It hasn't been done consistently in 20 years. Let's see if this latest pairing of Kokinis and Eric Mangini can right the ship.
Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman is set to go to trial today for an altercation in Sandusky, Ohio.
Morning take: This is a sad tale. Thurman appeared to be just turning the corner before this latest alleged incident got him kicked out of football.
Former Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker coach Greg Mattison is now in charge of the defense.
Morning take: No surprise here. The Ravens usually promote from within.
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward will practice later in the week but expects to wear a knee brace in Sunday's game.
Morning take: Knee braces can be tricky for skill players. It obviously helps for protection, but it also can restrict some sudden cuts and movements needed to play receiver.