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Morning take: Max Starks update

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

  • The injured ankle of Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Max Starks is not as serious as originally projected.

Morning take: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says Starks may only miss one game. Backup Jonathan Scott will likely start Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Morning take: A loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers doesn't inspire much confidence. The Browns need a win badly against the Kansas City Chiefs in Cleveland's home opener.

  • The Cincinnati Bengals' defense will go back to basics after getting shredded by the New England Patriots.

Morning take: One game does not make a season. Look for defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to ride his group hard this week.

Morning take: I've watched Zbikowski field punts in training camp and the preseason, and he is good. But I wonder if all those snaps at safety impacts his effectiveness. Perhaps a rotation with Chris Carr would help.