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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Morning take: Will Bengals budge?

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North: Morning take: History says the Bengals won't budge, but they've never been in this position with a franchise quarterback. With the lockout, Cincinnati cannot do anything but prepare for the draft. But the team should explore all avenues, including trade options, when the time is right.
Morning take: Bowers' recent knee surgery may be a concern for some teams, but the talent is certainly there. If he drops to Cleveland at No. 6, he could fill a huge need and be a good addition to Dick Jauron's 4-3 defense.
Morning take: Sharing the same training facility, the Steelers should have a good idea for the talent at Pittsburgh. Receiver Jon Baldwin and defensive end Jabaal Sheard are the two biggest names pro scouts are keeping an eye on.
Morning take: Cundiff tied the NFL record last season with 40 touchbacks while kicking the ball from the 30-yard line. Barring injury or a sudden decrease in leg strength, Cundiff should break the record next season if he's given five additional yards.