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Morning take: LeBeau and HOF

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

  • Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's chances are looking good this week to get into the Hall of Fame.

Morning take: Many, including myself, would say this honor is long overdue.

  • Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher believes the Cincinnati Bengals are here to stay.

Morning take: Cowher and your AFC North blogger have something in common. We both picked the Bengals as sleepers in 2009.

  • Baltimore Ravens safety Haruki Nakamura already is working out in the offseason.

Morning take: Nakamura is coming off an ankle injury and could be a solid contributor next season if healthy.

  • Indianapolis Colts kicker Matt Stover had a chance to return to the Cleveland Browns this season but declined.

Morning take: Stover waited for the right opportunity and it eventually came with the AFC champs. It looks like he made the right call.