Morning take: Art Modell turns 85

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

Morning take: Modell simultaneously healed one football-rich city (Baltimore) and broke the heart of another (Cleveland). But outside of Northeast Ohio, he's deservingly viewed as an NFL visionary.

  • Is Matt Jones a keeper for the Cincinnati Bengals?

Morning take: Jones is on the bubble, and I wasn't too impressed with what I saw in minicamp. With the Bengals' depth at receiver, he needs to make more strides in training camp to make the 53-man roster.

Morning take: The NFL is one league where anything is possible. But don't bank on it.

Morning take: Despite their age, Aaron Smith, Casey Hampton and Brett Keisel are a very good trio. Staying healthy will be key.