Morning take: Chad Ochocinco to Falcons?

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

  • Will Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco play for the Atlanta Falcons next season?

Morning take: Interesting thought, because Bob Bratkowski is their new quarterbacks coach. But Atlanta has enough receivers and doesn't need to take in such a big personality.

  • Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome believes second-year defensive tackle Terrence Cody could be a breakout player.

Morning take: I expected more out of Cody as a rookie last year. He only recorded 13 tackles. But Cody is mammoth with good feet. So he should play a bigger role.

Morning take: Roethlisberger's size allows him to handle the blitz better than most quarterbacks. Roethlisberger should work on taking less punishment as he gets older, but his style has led to three Super Bowl appearances.

  • Who are the five most important Cleveland Browns next season?

Morning take: I have to agree quarterback Colt McCoy leads the way. The Browns will go as far as McCoy takes them next season. Many are skeptical, but Cleveland's coaches are showing a lot of confidence in McCoy.