Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
It turns out the Pittsburgh Steelers will keep their coaching staff intact for next year coming off a victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.
Morning take: This is a rarity for a championship team and should not be overlooked in its quest to repeat.
Speaking of coaching staffs, the Cleveland Browns have hired new tight ends coach Steve Hagen from the University of North Carolina.
Morning take: Browns head coach Eric Mangini continues to look to the college ranks to fill out his staff of assistants. Hagen does have some pro experience with a prior stint with the Browns.
The Cincinnati Bengals used the franchise tag on kicker Shayne Graham, opening the door for receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to test free agency.
Morning take: Once other teams get in a high-stakes bidding war for "Housh," the Bengals will probably back off and let the former Pro Bowler play elsewhere next season. It should be a good opportunity for Houshmandzadeh to start anew.
The Baltimore Ravens also made a cost-cutting move in releasing veteran cornerback Chris McAlister.
Morning take: This is not shocking considering McAlister was due $8 million next season. Baltimore needs salary cap room to make a serious run at in-house free agents such as linebackers Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs.