Morning take: Bengals like Cam Newton?

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

Morning take: Cincinnati's quarterback situation is in turmoil with Carson Palmer. This week we brought up some comparisons made between Newton and Akili Smith and, fair or unfair, that will only heighten if the Bengals continue to show interest.

Morning take: Even at the combine, the NFL's best rivalry continues.

Morning take: This is the Steelers' thinnest position, especially if they don't re-sign Ike Taylor.

Morning take: This defense doesn't work without good defensive ends. The Browns currently don't have any on their roster.