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Morning take: Sergio Kindle update

5/5/2011

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

  • The Baltimore Ravens are optimistic former second-round pick Sergio Kindle will play football again.

Morning take: The Ravens could use Kindle's ability to rush the passer next season. But Baltimore rightfully is taking every precaution. Head injuries are very serious, and Kindle needs to be 100 percent before returning.

  • Early odds peg Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green as one of the top candidates for rookie of the year.

Morning take: Green certainly has the talent, but a lot will depend on the development of rookie quarterback Andy Dalton. If Dalton struggles as the starter and can't get Green the football next season, Green can't put up big numbers.

  • Will Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon move back to guard?

Morning take: With Flozell Adams and new draft pick Marcus Gilbert both at right tackle, Colon likely will play inside. Colon did a decent job at right tackle in the past, but that was out of necessity.

Morning take: Chances are it won't happen in his rookie year. Cameron has more basketball experience than football experience and will develop behind starting tight end Ben Watson and backup Evan Moore next season.