Morning take: Stover returns to Baltimore

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

  • Longtime ex-Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover will make his return Sunday as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

Morning take: The irony is Baltimore cut Steve Hauschka this week after not giving Stover a chance to compete in the offseason. That was a mistake.

  • Cincinnati Bengals tailback Larry Johnson's immediate role will depend on the injury status of starter Cedric Benson (hip).

Morning take: If Benson doesn’t practice, he probably won’t play. It’s probably wise to sit a game anyway with so many carries already under his belt.

Morning take: Pittsburgh’s special teams have been hot and cold for a few years now. In 2007 it was kick coverage. Last year it was punting. Now the kick coverage is shaky again.

Morning take: Perhaps my biggest questions are what's this team building toward, who are the future cornerstones and what is this team’s identity moving forward?