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Morning take: Will Steelers go .500?

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

Morning take: According to the Baltimore Sun, only the ... ahem ... Ravens will finish above .500 this season.

Morning take: The Ken Hamlin signing speaks volumes, because he is more of a free safety. That tells me Baltimore also is concerned about Reed's chances to play in Week 1.

Morning take: There will be a lot of money involved in this negotiation. I wouldn't put Haden’s on time arrival as a sure thing just yet.

Morning take: On the surface, I would think not. But Cedric Benson is in the final year of his contract, and with legal issues it’s up in the air if he's going to get an extension.