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Morning take: Bengals' Coles cashes in big

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

  • The contract details are in for Cincinnati Bengals receiver Laveranues Coles, and including bonuses and salary, he will make a whopping $9.75 million for the 2009 season.


Morning take: Front loading the contract likely convinced Coles to come to Cincy. But the Bengals will need Pro Bowl-like numbers from Coles next season to break even on their nearly $10 million investment.

  • Veteran receiver Joey Galloway talked with the Pittsburgh Steelers about possibly being the team's No. 3 receiver.


Morning take: This is the first free-agent interview of any kind for Pittsburgh. But I don't think it's a good move unless Galloway, 37, comes at a bargain basement price.

  • The Cleveland Browns get another former New York Jet, signing veteran defensive back Hank Poteat.


Morning take: I predicted this move here and here weeks ago, so this is no surprise. The next question is how many more former Jets will come to Cleveland?

  • Should the Baltimore Ravens bring back kicker Matt Stover?


Morning take: Baltimore kept two kickers on its roster for much of last season. Whatever the Ravens decide, they cannot waste a roster spot on two kickers again.