Morning take: Mendenhall has illness
October, 16, 2009
By James Walker | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
- Pittsburgh Steelers tailback Rashard Mendenhall missed Thursday’s practice with an illness, leaving his status up in the air for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
- Speaking of the Browns, return specialist Joshua Cribbs reportedly wants a trade if he cannot get a new deal.
- Cincinnati Bengals tailback Cedric Benson is an early comeback player of the year candidate.
- Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson will be a huge test for the defense of the Baltimore Ravens.