AFC North programming note

Free agency has hit a lull. The draft is 18 days away. This seems to be a good time to take a quick break and re-charge the batteries.

The bad news: You won't have me around to provide my take on the latest news in the AFC North. Our blog editors will post any noteworthy items throughout the week, so make sure you check back to the blog.

The good news: By the time I come back, the blog will be in full draft mode and the regular-season schedules will be announced. We'll even have a blogger mock draft, which is always entertaining.

Have a good week. See you on April 15. Maybe Andre Smith will be signed by then.