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Morning take: Brett Keisel's return?

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

  • Pittsburgh Steelers starting defensive end Brett Keisel (hamstring) believes he will be ready for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Morning take: This would be huge for Pittsburgh, considering fellow defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps) is out for an extended period. The Steelers could use Keisel's experience.

Morning take: Starting cornerbacks Leon Hall (hamstring) and Johnathan Joseph (ankle) are both banged up, and Adam Jones (neck) is on injured reserve. Cincinnati needs its best players for Sunday's must-win game against the Miami Dolphins.

Morning take: Defending the pass is the biggest issue the Ravens need to address. That includes getting to the quarterback and defending better on the back end.

Morning take: We agree, because continuing to switch quarterbacks sends the wrong message. Does rookie quarterback Colt McCoy give the Browns the best chance to win?