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Morning take: McFadden leaves Pittsburgh

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North:


Morning take: Most people fully expected McFadden to leave the Super Bowl champions. But I was surprised with the amount and length of this deal when it appears other cornerbacks are getting a lot more security.


Morning take: Bowens is another former player of Cleveland coach Eric Mangini's. This would be a solid addition because Bowens knows the scheme and fills a major need.


Morning take: I saw Cook run at the combine and he can fly. He's probably going to be off the board in the first two rounds, so if the Bengals or Browns want him, they will have to ignore some other needs and take Cook early.

  • Will former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Bart Scott, safety Jim Leonhard and new coach Rex Ryan bring the New York Jets a division crown?


Morning take: Of all the non-AFC North teams, I'm most interested in seeing how the Jets perform next season. Ryan's defensive scheme is both complex and aggressive, and it will be interesting to see if it translates for another team with mostly different players.