NFL Nation: Minnesota University
Posted by ESPN.com'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.
- Steelers linebacker Larry Foote tells John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he has no interest in joining the Detroit Lions, despite a report saying otherwise.
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.