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Morning take: Roethlisberger's wedding

4/7/2011

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

  • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger discussed his summer wedding plans for the first time publicly.

Morning take: Roethlisberger's wedding will take place on July 23, which is one week before Pittsburgh's training camp. This is another step in the right direction after two tough years for Roethlisberger off the field.

Morning take: That is exactly what the rebuilding Bengals need coming off a 4-12 season. This is also another reason why the Bengals aren't a good fit for former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, who has talent but needs time and patience to develop.

  • Who should the Baltimore Ravens draft at quarterback to back up Joe Flacco?

Morning take: Flacco is the only quarterback on the roster, so the Ravens have to add someone. Personally, I'm not that impressed with this year’s quarterback crop, especially in the mid-to-late rounds. Baltimore would be better off finding another veteran backup similar to Marc Bulger’s stint last year.

  • ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. had a change of heart and thinks the Cleveland Browns will draft Alabama receiver Julio Jones instead of Georgia receiver A.J. Green.

Morning take: I don't know about Jones at No. 6. Great talent. But unless the Browns trade down and get additional picks, I think this would be a bit of a reach for Cleveland president Mike Holmgren and Co.