Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is making his pitch for the Dallas Cowboys to get Ray Lewis in free agency.
Morning take: If anyone can take control of Dallas' locker room, it's Lewis. But even I have my doubts that he could do it alone.
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer takes a look at five in-house free agents on offense for the Browns.
Morning take: I can't say new head coach Eric Mangini will miss any sleep over losing these players.
According to your favorite (and only) AFC North blogger, the Pittsburgh Steelers are actively in contract talks with Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison.
Morning take: This is a great move for Pittsburgh. Harrison is the team's biggest free agent in 2010, but why not tackle this situation now before it becomes an issue?
Carlos Holmes of the Dayton Daily News doesn't expect Cincinnati Bengals receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to get the franchise tag.
Morning take: It's time for both parties to move on. The Bengals can win four games without Houshmandzadeh and "Housh" should earn a chance to play for a contender elsewhere.