Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Morning take: Cincinnati has a $6 million team option for Ochocinco but it comes with a $3.5 million buyout. The Bengals have a lot of interesting choices to make this offseason.
Morning take: It's smart for the Steelers to rest Polamalu. They don't need him to beat Carolina.
Morning take: Hillis' emergence has been one of the better stories in the division this year. He will be a nice building block on offense for Cleveland in 2011.
Morning take: Baltimore has done a good job of reducing penalties overall compared to last year. But pre-snap issues still exist.