Morning take: Gaither's ankle concerns

January, 15, 2010
1/15/10
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Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North:

  • Baltimore Ravens starting left tackle Jared Gaither returned to practice Thursday. But there are some ankle concerns.
Morning take: It doesn't appear Gaither will miss Saturday's playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts. But his performance through injury will be crucial against Colts defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.

Morning take: I agree on both fronts.

  • The Cleveland Browns continued their front-office shakeup by firing four from their pro personnel department.
Morning take: This isn't a surprise as new general manager Tom Heckert was officially hired this week. Heckert will bring in his own people soon.

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are experiencing a lot of turnover this offseason and have more to come.
Morning take: This is uncharacteristic of the Steelers to have so many comings and goings after the season. Change can be a good thing or bad thing depending on how it's handled.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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