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Friday, October 3, 2008
Morning take: Heap sluggish in Baltimore

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting story lines in the AFC North:

Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap is off to a slow start, catching just three passes in his first three games.

Morning take: Although Heap is not getting his number called often this season, he's not necessarily making the most of his opportunities, either. In games we covered, we witnessed Heap drop a potential touchdown pass and fumble his first reception of the season.

Pittsburgh Steelers backup linebacker Andre Frazier (spine) passed tests this week and might return Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Morning take: It's always a scary sight to see players carted off the field for any reason. It's good that Frazier is quickly on the road to recovery.

In Cincinnati, newly-added tailback Cedric Benson and receiver Chris Henry, who is coming off suspension, could be thrown in right away Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

Morning take: Benson and Henry could add something extra to Cincinnati's offense if rust is not an issue. But little-to-no game action should hurt them early.