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Thursday, May 14, 2009
Morning take: Bengals on 'Hard Knocks'

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: Win or lose, things are always interesting in Cincinnati. Now the entire country gets to see its inner workings. 

Morning take: Anderson has been one of the top offensive tackles of the past 15 years. But injuries finally caught up to the rugged veteran.

Morning take: Playing out the final year of his deal, Parker will need a huge season if he wants to stay in Pittsburgh. Former first-round tailback Rashard Mendenhall also is waiting for his opportunity.

Morning take: With Cleveland's muddled receiver situation, someone needs to step up behind No. 1 wideout Braylon Edwards, whether it's Furrey, David Patten or the younger prospects.