Morning take: Lockout impact

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

Morning take: Pat Shurmur has to be very eager to coach his players this offseason. Besides film study, the lockout has prevented the rookie head coach from getting to know his roster's strengths and weaknesses.

Morning take: The Bengals have more continuity than the Browns. But Cincinnati still has to integrate a rookie quarterback into a new offense, which will be a challenge.

Morning take: Receiver Torrey Smith is the third Terp to be picked by the Ravens. He follows Jermaine Lewis and Jared Gaither, and both had success. The Ravens hope Smith can be a solid No. 3 receiver this upcoming season.

Morning take: Ward is now the favorite to win it all. If that's the case, he would be just the second NFL player to win the competition, joining Emmitt Smith.