Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
Ken Murray of the Baltimore Sun writes Ravens Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs' status is up in the air this week with a shoulder sprain.
Morning take: A major red flag is that Suggs didn't return last weekend in the second half of a must-win game against the Tennessee Titans. That is a pretty good indication of how bad this injury is.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a spinal cord concussion in the regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns.
Morning take: Roethlisberger did provide a major scare. But he looked fine against the San Diego Chargers.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns may have to wait until after the Super Bowl to hire GM candidate George Kokinis from Baltimore.
Morning take: How ironic is it that the Ravens keep winning and the Browns keep waiting?
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports Bengals offensive tackle Stacy Andrews had successful reconstructive knee surgery.
Morning take: The worst part is Andrews doesn't have a team or a contract. A nine-month timeline, which is the quickest possible return, takes Andrews right to the season opener. But it's very possible that he misses time next season.