Morning take: Brett Favre

Just kidding, everyone.

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

Morning take: I really like the added bulk Kruger put on this offseason. We will have plenty more on the Ravens this afternoon (hint, hint).

  • Mike Nugent of the Cincinnati Bengals is falling behind in the kicking competition with Dave Rayner.

Morning take: Nugent's groin injury has limited his opportunities. It also doesn't help his stock now that Rayner made four straight field goals against the Denver Broncos.

Morning take: Injuries and inexperienced sidelined Lewis as a rookie. But this summer provides another chance to carve out a role.

Morning take: Bernard came on strong late last season and has followed that up with a a solid training camp. Plus, you have to love Bernard's nickname of "King Kong."