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.
The Pittsburgh Steelers need help again on special teams.
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.
There are a lot of questions surrounding the 1-8 Cleveland Browns.
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?