Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
Starting linebacker Lawrence Timmons re-tweaked his sprained left ankle, making his status unknown for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
Morning take: Backup receiver Limas Sweed also sprained his foot Wednesday, and it will be interesting to see if those two will be healthy enough by kickoff.
Speaking of health, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Tavares Gooden and tight end L.J. Smith returned to practice and expect to play against the San Diego Chargers.
Morning take: This should be one of the best games of the week, and the Ravens can certainly use all of their good players in the lineup.
After catching just one pass last week, Cleveland Browns top receiver Braylon Edwards is struggling to fit in.
Morning take: Cleveland’s offense doesn’t seem to fit Edwards’ strengths. Either Edwards will have to tailor his game or the coaches will have to find better ways to get him the football.
Cincinnati Bengals rookie right tackle Andre Smith (foot) probably won’t practice for another week or two.
Morning take: I don’t expect Smith to be a factor until at least October. Smith never got the chance to get into football shape this summer, so that will be his next challenge once the foot heals.