Morning take: Leftwich aims to win

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

Morning take: Every pro athlete should feel this way. But it will be interesting to see how productive Pittsburgh's offense is without Ben Roethlisberger for an extended period.

  • Is the 2010 season Antwan Barnes' time with the Baltimore Ravens?

Morning take: Barnes is athletic and has shown flashes in the past. But he also has the potential to get lost in the mix this year with Baltimore's numerous linebackers.

  • Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis took up skydiving before this week's mandatory minicamp.

Morning take: It looks like Lewis is having a good time in the photo. We will have much more on Bengals' minicamp Monday and throughout the week in the AFC North blog (hint, hint).

Morning take: I've been impressed with rookie Montario Hardesty so far. If Jerome Harrison stays hot and Peyton Hillis and James Davis also chips in, Cleveland should be solid at this position.