Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
- Cornerback Samari Rolle, following neck surgery, is set to return this week for the Baltimore Ravens.
Morning take: Rolle has had a tough go at it health-wise. But Baltimore can definitely use him in the second half of the season.
- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains optimistic that he can play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts despite a right shoulder injury
Morning take: This is a big decision for Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger will not be 100 percent and the Steelers need to think of their long-term goals. Yet, they can't afford to drop home games in November and December.
- Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis says he's excited about former pupil Brady Quinn's debut Thursday night for the Cleveland Browns.
Morning take: We know why "Uncle Charlie" is excited. The Denver Broncos have the NFL's version of Navy's defense.
- Cincinnati Bengals fans are pretty upset with the state of their team.
Morning take: Thanks to all the Bengals fans who participated. I felt like a counselor at times jotting down all the frustrations.