- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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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.
The Cincinnati Bengals are entering the regular season without a true fullback on their roster.
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.
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Harrison wants to make the most of his starting tailback role.
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.