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Morning take: Steelers choose rookie RT

9/13/2011

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

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers have given the nod to rookie Marcus Gilbert to replace the injured Willie Colon at right tackle.

Morning take: Gilbert is the next man up for Pittsburgh. The Steelers invested a second-round pick in the Florida alum and needs a quick return on their investment.

Morning take: Evans' speed kept the Steelers honest. Pittsburgh wasn't able to stack up against the run and more routes were open underneath.

Morning take: I don't think either team is that good. But it's a winnable game for both sides. The loser is in for a long season.

Morning take: Cincinnati may catch a break with Denver coming off a short week. The status of cornerback Champ Bailey, running back Knowshon Moreno and receiver Brandon Lloyd are all up in the air.