Morning take: Tomlin scouting Hurricanes

Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North:

Morning take: Miami cornerback Brandon Harris could be a player of interest with the No. 31 overall pick. The Steelers have a big need at cornerback, and Harris is projected to go late in the first round or early in the second round.

  • Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer tells 97.1 The Fan in Columbus that most assistants, including himself, will have to take a pay cut if there is a lockout.

Morning take: This is an ugly aspect of the lockout not many people are talking about. The battle is between the owners and the players, while coaches are stuck in the middle trying to get ready for the upcoming season.

Morning take: Brace yourself, folks. Friday is the second deadline following last week's extension.

Morning take: President Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert did well in their first year together. But they still have a long way to go to make up ground on Pittsburgh and Baltimore.