Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
After a tough loss in Super Bowl XLV, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward says he will return for his 14th NFL season.
Morning take: There was speculation Ward would retire if he wins another Super Bowl. But that never came into play after a loss to the newly-crowned Green Bay Packers.
Despite being linked to other openings, Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta says he's not leaving Baltimore.
Morning take: DeCosta worked his way up the ranks in Baltimore and would be the favorite to replace Ozzie Newsome whenever he steps down. Therefore, there's no reason to leave.
Can president Mike Holmgren lead the Cleveland Browns to the Super Bowl?
Morning take: Holmgren has done it with two other teams but as a head coach. Getting Cleveland to a championship level is his stiffest test to date.
Former Ravens coach and NFL analyst Brian Billick says it will take new Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden time to implement his system.
Morning take: Whether Gruden will have quarterback Carson Palmer is the key. Going young at quarterback could push back the process even further.