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Morning take: Mike Wallace's time

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

  • Is Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace ready to replace Santonio Holmes?

Morning take: The ability is there and so is the confidence. Wallace is our pick to have a breakout season.

  • Baltimore Ravens cornerback Fabian Washington (knee) is unsure of his status for Thursday's preseason opener.

Morning take: I'd say play it safe. The first preseason game is not reason enough to risk a possible setback.

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme knows he must win games to win over fans.

Morning take: Delhomme has won a lot of games in his career and will have to do the same in Cleveland.

Morning take: This is good news for Crocker and the Bengals. It appears running back Brian Leonard may not be as lucky.