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Morning take: Ed Reed over Troy Polamalu?

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

  • Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed responds to his No. 5 ranking on the NFL Network's top 100, which was voted by the players.

Morning take: Reed was rated one spot ahead of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. I wanted to stay away from another "Troy Reed" debate this week. But feel free to dig in.

Morning take: As we mentioned Wednesday, each day without a collective bargaining agreement makes it tough for an off-site training camp. The Steelers trained at St. Vincent College for 45 consecutive years, but the streak is in doubt with the NFL lockout.

  • Will quarterback Jake Delhomme become a cap casualty for the Cleveland Browns?

Morning take: Unless the Browns want to pay $5.4 million for a third-string quarterback, I don't see how Delhomme can return under his current deal.

  • Cincinnati Bengals receiver Terrell Owens wants to do a television sitcom loosely based on his life.

Morning take: Owens has his eye on his next career, which is commendable. Many players struggle in their next phase of life, but acting could fill that void for Owens.