Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Quarterback Brady Quinn, who grew up a Cleveland Browns fan, is eager to play the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Morning take: I get the sense Quinn really understand this rivalry. He could endear himself to the organization and fan base by ending the Browns’ 12-game losing streak to their biggest adversary.
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh defended offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's play calling.
Morning take: I don't think it's necessary. Yes, the Ravens get pass happy at times. But Cameron remains one of the top OCs in the NFL in my book.
Free-agent defensive lineman Shaun Smith is expected to return to the Cincinnati Bengals Wednesday.
Morning take: With Domata Peko’s knee surgery, Cincinnati could use some depth at the position. Smith has been productive in stops with Cleveland and Cincinnati.
Steelers receiver Hines Ward (hamstring) and cornerback William Gay (concussion) could be game-time decisions Thursday.
Morning take: Although it's possible, I would be a bit surprised if either player suits up on a short week. But Pittsburgh (6-6) should be able to handle Cleveland (1-11) either way.