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Morning take: Jared Gaither's return?

8/26/2010

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

Morning take: The Ravens have been banged up at right tackle this preseason. Gaither is the best of the bunch but is dealing with his back injury and adding weight.

Morning take: This is a good move by Pittsburgh. Pouncey is a better center than guard. So it can only help the rookie to keep him at his natural position.

  • Veteran cornerback Sheldon Brown has been a good pickup for the Cleveland Browns.

Morning take: Browns general manager Tom Heckert was familiar with Brown from their time together in Philadelphia. Cleveland was wise to add a veteran to the mix of young players in its secondary.

  • Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers is focusing on making big plays this year.

Morning take: Rivers was solid last season, recording a career-high 101 tackles. But Cincinnati's defense overall could use more splash plays such as sacks and turnovers.