Morning take: Jeff Reed extension?

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

  • Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed, who has the franchise tag, says it's "50-50" whether he will sign a long-term extension.

Morning take: I think every AFC North team has kicker issues this offseason, whether it's a new player or a contract situation. Weird.

  • Offensive lineman Tony Pashos is competing for a starting job with the Cleveland Browns.

Morning take: If Cleveland's right side of the offensive line catches up to its left side, the Browns could be effective. But that remains a question mark.

Morning take: It's too early to panic. There have been zero rookie signings in the AFC North so far.

Morning take: Many forget how well Ayanbadejo played at linebacker before his injury. He could be a nice, under-the-radar addition if healthy.