NFL Nation: George McDonald

Posted by's James Walker

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

  • The Baltimore Ravens are trying out four receivers this weekend: Jerry Porter, Kelly Washington, Tab Perry and D.J. Hackett.

Morning take: After passing over receivers completely in this year's draft, the team should be able to find some veteran help in this group. It will be interesting to see which receiver has the best minicamp.

Morning take: Williams reunites with defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer in Cincinnati. Once one of the league's better safeties, the Bengals are hoping he has more left in the tank.

Morning take: I thought it was a little strange that Cleveland would go this far into the offseason without a position coach. I guess it's a moot point now.

  • Here is a breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison's monster six-year contract.

Morning take: This looks more like a three- or four-year deal for Harrison. He gets most of his bonus money up front, which makes him happy. But the salaries are back loaded, which gives the team flexibility if he's no longer productive in the latter years.

Posted by's James Walker

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

  • According to the Newark Star-Ledger, agent Drew Rosenhaus sent an e-mail to every NFL team saying Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ocho Cinco (as well as Plaxico Burress and Anquan Boldin) are available for a trade.

Morning take: It's a deep trade market for receivers this year. That's even more reason the Bengals will not get nearly as much for Ocho Cinco as they could have last year.

  • Pending free agent linebacker/defensive Terrell Suggs says he's hopeful to return to the Baltimore Ravens, Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times writes.

Morning take: Of all of Baltimore's pending free agents, I am most convinced that Suggs will not leave the Ravens' nest.

Morning take: I missed this report/rumor. But not even a home-town return would make Foote want to leave the league's best team to the league's worst.

  • Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer introduces the Browns' new offensive quality control coach: George McDonald.

Morning take: McDonald's background is with receivers at the University of Minnesota. His next assignment will be getting Braylon Edwards back on track.