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Thursday, September 1, 2011
Morning take: Jimmy Smith vs. Roddy White

By James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North: Morning take: This is a tough matchup for Smith before the regular season. White is big and physical, and these are the type of No. 1 receivers Smith was drafted to stop.
Morning take: Andy Dalton and Bruce Gradkowski are locks to make the team. Dan LeFevour may be expendable if Cincinnati wants to use a roster spot on another position.
Morning take: Legursky is a blue-collar player who fits the Steelers well. Tony Hills had the first chance but didn't take advantage in the preseason.
Morning take: The Browns are not a deep team. So I'm curious to see which young players step up and make the team for backup roles.