Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ocho Cinco says he owes Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel for a pick Samuel had against the Bengals last season.
Morning take: With two weeks off to prepare, let's see if Mr. 8-5 brings his 'A' game the rest of the season.
The Baltimore Ravens' defense will meet an old friend Sunday: New York Giants receiver (and former Pittsburgh Steeler) Plaxico Burress.
Morning take: Remember the verbal jousts Burress had with Baltimore early in his career, once causing former Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe to call him "Plexiglass"? Fun times.
Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage chimed in Thursday on the topic of his team quitting in a recent loss to the Denver Broncos. Savage characterized it instead as a lack of focus down the stretch, not a lack of effort.
Morning take: Is he saying the Browns quit mentally?
As expected, Willie Parker says he's ready for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.
Morning take: This is clearly good news for the Steelers. But you wonder how limited Parker will be with a harness protecting a hurt shoulder.