Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Gil Brandt of NFL.com has "a hunch" that the Cincinnati Bengals will finish second in the AFC North, ahead of the Baltimore Ravens.
Morning take: For several months, I was the official ringleader of the Bengals' 2009 "sleeper bandwagon" in the national media. Yet, I never went this far this early. So consider Brandt the new leader in the clubhouse.
Speaking of Baltimore, here is a poll to determine which receiver Ravens fans want on the team this season.
Morning take: I'm a little surprised by these results. The player fans chose certainly has talent but doesn't fit the Ravens character-wise.
Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Fernando Bryant retires.
Morning take: With two rookie cornerbacks and the free-agent signing of Keiwan Ratliff, Bryant was questionable to make the Steelers had he stayed.
Cornerback Corey Ivy wants to bring an attitude to the secondary of the Cleveland Browns.
Morning take: Ivy could help Cleveland in substitute packages this year. Unlike last season, the Browns did a decent job of bringing depth to the secondary.