Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Through two weeks, the Cincinnati Bengals are leading the NFL with nine sacks.
Morning take: Cincinnati only had 17 sacks in 16 games in 2008. The Bengals are on pace to break that total in Week 4.
Speaking of sacks, Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Max Starks has his hands full with Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom.
Morning take: Odom (seven sacks) has been the biggest surprise in the AFC North so far. The Steelers will certainly have to account for him this week.
The Baltimore Ravens traded linebacker Prescott Burgess to the New England Patriots for a conditional seventh-round pick.
Morning take: Last I checked the Ravens play New England Oct. 4, and Burgess will have no problem passing on all the information he knows. This is an awkward move by the Ravens.
The Cleveland Browns waived former 2008 draft pick Martin Rucker.
Morning take: Rucker came to Cleveland under the previous regime and never lived up to his potential. The Browns also need a pass-catching tight end, which shows what they thought of Rucker.