Morning take: Foote ready for exit

April, 29, 2009
4/29/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to trade or release starting linebacker Larry Foote, and Foote says he's ready to move on.

Morning take: Now that the word is out, expects this to hurt Foote's trade value. But the time is now for reserve Lawrence Timmons to step up.

  • The Cincinnati Bengals released two punters after drafting Kevin Huber in the fifth round.

Morning take: That was fast. I was expecting at least one extra punter to stick around and compete, but it looks like Cincinnati has its mind made up.

Morning take: The Browns just drafted two rookie receivers and could still use veteran help. Could Bennett be that guy?

Morning take: No team is stacked in every area. We will see if the Ravens add depth at receiver in the coming weeks.

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