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Thursday, February 11, 2010
Morning take: Trades for Ravens?

By James Walker
ESPN.com

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

Morning take: As one of the final eight teams last season, the Ravens are hamstrung with what they can do in free agency. So I expect trades to be one avenue to get around that. Quarterback Troy Smith is the most likely veteran on the move.

Morning take: Three teams in the AFC North have had at least one head coaching change since 2003. The Cleveland Browns had two.

Morning take: I live in Cleveland, and I can't go a couple of days without hearing Kolb's name being mentioned. Kolb is unproven. But he's a favorite of general manager Tom Heckert, which counts for a lot.

Morning take: Pittsburgh is hoping that’s the case. Many players make strides in their second years, and Lewis’ injuries in 2009 never allowed him to get off on the right foot.