Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
Are the Cleveland Browns and quarterback Colt McCoy potential sleepers in 2011?
Morning take: I'm not overrating the preseason. The Browns are playing solid in exhibition games. But they are still at least two years away from being playoff contenders.
With the Cincinnati Bengals struggling this preseason, the Carson Palmer question still lingers.
Morning take: Palmer is not returning. I think the best he can hope for is Cincinnati is willing to trade the franchise quarterback next season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed veteran offensive lineman Trai Essex.
Morning take: Essex knows the system and has some versatility. But he's more of a backup than a starter.
The Baltimore Ravens signed rookie free-agent defensive end Michael McAdoo
Morning take: The Ravens need pass-rushers, and there is no risk in signing McAdoo. The Ravens can release him in the coming weeks if he doesn't show anything.