Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
The Cincinnati Bengals retained defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. But the Chicago Bears reportedly are interested in Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese for their opening at offensive coordinator.
Morning take: Zampese's name has been mentioned in previous years with coordinator openings. He is very good working with quarterbacks, and that goes a long way in the NFL.
Here is a ranking of the eight remaining playoff teams, which includes the Baltimore Ravens (10-7).
Morning take: Ravens fans won’t like where their team is rated. But click the link anyway to find out.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Browns are creating a calm, savvy environment.
Morning take: I was in Berea, Ohio for general manager Tom Heckert's news conference Tuesday and was impressed. My impression is this leadership group appears professional and confident it can turn Cleveland around.
Should the Pittsburgh Steelers keep Pro Bowl defensive tackle Casey Hampton?
Morning take: I agree with Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Steelers should keep Hampton for at least another year, and the franchise tag is a possibility.