Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes the Browns cut seven players, including quarterback Ken Dorsey and linebacker Antwan Peek.
Morning take: This is the first sign of change for new coach Eric Mangini. Perhaps more are on the way.
David Steele of the Baltimore Sun says Ravens fans shouldn't get worked up with Ray Lewis talking about joining other teams.
Morning take: This is just the business side of football. Lewis has options and he knows it. It doesn't mean he wouldn't love to return to Baltimore.
The Cincinnati Bengals want to improve on special teams, writes Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.
Morning take: If Cincinnati loses kicker and pending free agent Shayne Graham, it could get even worse.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tells Peter King of Sports Illustrated that he played in Super Bowl XLIII with fractured ribs.
Morning take: I'm not sure why Roethlisberger would say this now, especially since the team is denying knowledge of it. But it could also be a subtle cry for help.