Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North:
Baltimore Ravens starting left tackle Jared Gaither returned to practice Thursday. But there are some ankle concerns.
Morning take: It doesn't appear Gaither will miss Saturday's playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts. But his performance through injury will be crucial against Colts defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.
As voted by the Cincinnati chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America, Bengals cornerbacks Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph were MVPs, while quarterback Carson Palmer won the "Good Guy" award for 2009.
Morning take: I agree on both fronts.
The Cleveland Browns continued their front-office shakeup by firing four from their pro personnel department.
Morning take: This isn't a surprise as new general manager Tom Heckert was officially hired this week. Heckert will bring in his own people soon.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are experiencing a lot of turnover this offseason and have more to come.
Morning take: This is uncharacteristic of the Steelers to have so many comings and goings after the season. Change can be a good thing or bad thing depending on how it's handled.