Morning take: Hampton deal a win-win

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

Morning take: Hampton gets to retire a Steeler and there will be no drama in the offseason. Now Pittsburgh can move on to the next challenge.

  • Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports on the Bengals' search for help at tight end.

Morning take: Right now 2009 third-round pick Chase Coffman is the top tight end on the roster, and it's unknown at this point if he can be counted on. Expect the Bengals to improve this position soon.

Morning take: It doesn't matter how talented a player is, he cannot help the team if he’s always on the sidelines.

Morning take: I've gotten to know McCracken some from my days covering the Browns and he is very professional. I’m not surprised that he landed on his feet so quickly.