Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
Pittsburgh Steelers No. 1 cornerback Ike Taylor will have a big responsibility covering Green Bay Packers receivers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver in Super Bowl XLV.
Morning take: Taylor has had another solid season and will be a free agent after the season. A big Super Bowl will go a long way in increasing his chances of returning to Pittsburgh.
Speaking of free agency, the Baltimore Ravens could be in search of a new fullback.
Morning take: Le'Ron McClain may go elsewhere to get more carries next season. Fortunately for the Ravens, there is a deep class of fullbacks available in the draft.
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco says former offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski wasn’t the problem.
Morning take: The Bengals have a lot of problems. But it appears they are at least making an effort to get some things rectified for next season.
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy expects to be the starter in his second season.
Morning take: The Browns have made every indication that's the case. McCoy showed some nice things as a rookie and must build on that with a solid offseason.