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Monday, June 22, 2009
Morning take: Edwards staying put

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: As Anquan Boldin and the Arizona Cardinals also found out, most teams have smartened up on the going rate for receivers. I've said for a long time that offenses should be built from the inside out, and thus receivers are final link in the chain -- not the most important. It appears the days of getting a first- and third-round pick for that position could be nearing an end.

Morning take: And I saw a lot of fighting at last week's three-day minicamp. Sure, it was amongst teammates. But it could help make the Bengals a tougher team in the long run.

Morning take: Sams was an exciting returner in Baltimore until breaking his leg in 2007. Let's see if he's able to jumpstart his career again outside of the NFL.

Morning take: First-rounder Evander "Ziggy" Hood and third-rounder Kraig Urbik are those two players, and no one expects any issues with them in the next six weeks.