Morning take: Derrick Mason visiting Jets

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

Morning take: The Rex Ryan-Baltimore connection is at work here. With the Ravens hot after Malcom Floyd, it's best for Mason to explore his options, as well.

Morning take: NFL scouts told me before the draft that Green is the real deal. But much of it will come down to whether or not rookie quarterback Andy Dalton can get him the football.

  • Competition is about to accelerate now that recently signed players will practice Thursday with the Cleveland Browns.

Morning take: The AFC North blog will re-join Browns camp after players had the day off Wednesday. I'm looking forward to learning more about this year's team.

Morning take: A case can be made that Timmons has already arrived. But you still get the sense he hasn't reached his ceiling, and there's no better time to do it than in a contract year.