Morning take: No Asomugha to Ravens

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

  • Despite various speculation, there is no truth to the rumors that the Oakland Raiders will trade Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to the Baltimore Ravens.

Morning take: I keep warning football fans not to believe everything you read, especially this time of year. This rumor seemed too far-fetched from the beginning.

  • Rookie first-round pick Maurkice Pouncey is already enjoying his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Morning take: I had the chance to talk with Pouncey over the weekend and was very impressed. Pittsburgh may have a keeper if he’s productive on the field.

Morning take: This was the second arrest for Dillon in the past month in California.

  • The Cleveland Browns reportedly signed free-agent tight end Alex Smith to a one-year contract.

Morning take: I know tight ends catch passes, too. But I think Cleveland needs more help at receiver.