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Morning take: Ravens uncertain at RT

9/6/2010

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

  • The Baltimore Ravens are unsure about the availability of right tackles Jared Gaither (back) and Oniel Cousins (concussion) Monday against the New York Jets.

Morning take: This is a big position to monitor this week. The Jets bring plenty of pressure off the edge, and the Ravens need their best players to protect quarterback Joe Flacco.

Morning take: The Bengals will run so many three-receiver and two-tight end sets that you probably won't notice. Backup tight ends Daniel Coats and Reggie Kelly also can handle blocking duties when needed.

  • Lost in the hoopla of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger losing his captaincy, it should be noted that kicker Jeff Reed lost his captaincy title, as well.

Morning take: Similar to Roethlisberger, Reed also faced trouble off the field. There's your common link between the two players.

Morning take: Peyton Hills also will share carries. But ball security will be important for Harrison, who fumbled three times in his last two preseason games.