Morning take: Ryan becoming hot commodity

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:

Morning take: And it's well deserved. Ryan has been one of the NFL's top assistants for a while, but this offseason appears to be his best chance to land a top spot for another team.

Morning take: Not a bad list. So far, the Browns have been fast and efficient in their search.

Morning take: Indeed, the last three teams to win a Super Bowl did not have byes. But with an injured quarterback, Pittsburgh is one team that desperately needs it.

Morning take: Surprisingly, the Bengals gradually developed into a defensive team this season. Who would have thought?