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Friday, July 24, 2009
Morning take: Mack deal close?

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: The Browns begin training camp for first-year players this morning and currently have zero first-day picks signed in the debut camp of coach Eric Mangini. But it appears that status can change at any moment.

Morning take: I have to side with Collier on this one. The Steelers do have a distraction on their hands. But an even bigger issue will be how well the Steelers handle this ongoing situation as a team moving forward.

Morning take: With one foot already out the door, it is probably in Baltimore's best interest not to pressure Mason. A forced decision could lead to Mason sticking with his game plan instead of contemplating a change of heart.

Morning take: For Bengals fans, the out-of-date photo caption is ironic with happier days between two players. Check it out.