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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the top stories Friday in the AFC North:
Morning take: There seems to be varying reports on Cincinnati's interest, or lack thereof, in Ellis. He has a connection with Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, so we will see if anything develops.
Morning take: With injuries to tight ends Todd Heap, L.J. Smith and Quinn Sypniewski, Drew is getting a lot of reps right now with the starters. Signing early doesn't hurt the rookie, either.
Morning take: For most NFL players this isn't much of a news item. But when it happens to Roethlisberger, it is a big deal for two days.
Morning take: If the team wants a full evaluation of its two quarterbacks, preseason games have to be a part of the equation. Expect a decision sometime around the third preseason game.