Morning take: No T.O. in Cincy?

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

Morning take: Perhaps Chad Ochocinco's overtures for Owens were premature. But it’s a fact that Ochocinco needs more than Matt Jones to get Cincinnati's offense where it needs to be.

Morning take: The deadline to get a deal complete is 4 p.m. ET Thursday. If not, Hampton will get the franchise tag and the team could still negotiate.

Morning take: With 11 picks, the Browns are going to be major players in the draft. This week is a huge part of that process.

Morning take: This is silly season in the NFL. You can only believe a small portion of what you hear, because rumors will be flying all over the place.