Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
Former Baltimore Ravens receiver Derrick Mason reportedly will visit the New York Jets.
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.
Cincinnati Bengals rookie receiver A.J. Green is impressing in training camp.
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.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons looks like a rising star.
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.