Here are the most interesting stories Sunday in the AFC North:
Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski scored a first-round knockout of Richard Bryant in Las Vegas to improve to 2-0.
Morning take: Zbikowski has two first-round knockouts in two professional bouts. Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco did some trash-talking last week, but he would be wise to avoid Zbikowski in the ring.
What are the futures for pending free agents Lawrence Vickers and Matt Roth of the Cleveland Browns?
Morning take: With the change to a West Coast offense, Vickers, a power fullback, might no longer fit in Cleveland's plans since it might throw 55-percent or more next season. Roth can convert to a defensive end in a 4-3 defense. But he wasn't happy in Cleveland after not getting a long-term extension in 2010. So I expect Roth to test the market
Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II said everyone is frustrated by the lockout.
Morning take: I'm not surprised there is a lockout in March, but I'm still confident the NFL will not miss games in September. Teams will now focus on the draft, then hopefully get a new collective bargaining agreement in place during the spring or summer.
There are several pro days of interest this week for the Bengals.
Morning take: Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert and Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder will both put their talents on display this week. With Carson Palmer's future in doubt, Gabbert could be a target for the Bengals in the first round, while Ponder is a second-round option.