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Morning take: Palmer to test arm

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the top stories Tuesday in the AFC North:

  • While on a pitch count, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is expected to throw 150-180 times as the team resumes practice Tuesday.

Morning take: Palmer has been so optimistic this offseason that his health has taken somewhat of a backseat as a storyline. But it is something to keep an eye on this summer.

Morning take: The process works for the NFL. But it would be difficult to get it passed at the collegiate level, where each university in many ways is its own entity. It could be particularly trying to get the rule passed in just one state.

Morning take: I'm not sure how this one will end. We will have more on Cribbs and the Browns later today.

  • The Baltimore Ravens finalized a one-year deal with veteran receiver Kelley Washington.

Morning take: Washington, a Virginia native, wanted to stay close to home and narrowed his options to Baltimore and the Washington Redskins. He felt the Ravens gave him the best chance to contribute.