Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
Cleveland Browns tailback Jamal Lewis (concussion) was put on injured reserve to end a stellar, 10-year career.
Morning take: Lewis finished with a Super Bowl ring with the Baltimore Ravens and more than 10,000 rushing yards. It was a very good run for Lewis.
Meanwhile, Ravens receiver Mark Clayton is getting back in the offensive flow.
Morning take: Clayton has always been a bit of an enigma in Baltimore. He would put up huge 100-yard receiving games then disappear for a couple of weeks. The Ravens need him to stay involved the rest of the year.
The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed former special team's ace Anthony Madison.
Morning take: This is the second straight week Pittsburgh is searching for help on special teams. Last week it was the punt coverage, not kickoff coverage, which was lacking.
Are the Cincinnati Bengals built for playoff success?
Morning take: It’s really going to come down to matchups. There are playoff teams Cincinnati should play well against and others it may have a tough time beating. That's why it’s vital to secure the second seed, a home playoff game, and a bye in the first round.