Morning take: Expectations for Harbaugh

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

Morning take: This comes with the territory. Harbaugh has done a great job in his first three years, making the playoffs each time. But Baltimore will be expected to take the next step and get past Pittsburgh, which has set the standard in the division.

  • The back surgery for Steelers linebacker James Harrison was postponed due to a fever.

Morning take: Considering the offseason has just started, Harrison will have plenty of time to recover whenever this surgery takes place.

Morning take: Cincinnati has two possibilities in tailback Cedric Benson and cornerback Johnathan Joseph. But the Bengals are expected to first make a run at both for long-term extensions.

Morning take: With head coach Pat Shurmur taking over the offense, Cleveland opted for another veteran coach to help Dick Jauron on defense. Rhodes has seen a lot and brings a ton of experience.