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Thursday, August 21, 2008
Morning take: Marvel on his way out of Pittsburgh?


Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories this morning in the AFC North:

Morning take: After signing free-agent center Justin Hartwig and giving Max Starks the transition tag, the Steelers don't want to tie up any additional money in their offensive line until they see how this much-maligned unit performs in 2008.

Morning take: Perry has been impressive this summer and Rudi Johnson has been hurt. Still, counting on Perry to produce over the long haul is always a risky proposition.

Morning take: It is now obvious Baltimore's coaching staff wants to see Smith win this job. We will provide more insight to this quarterback race later today.

Morning take: A majority of Cleveland's offensive firepower likely will miss the final two exhibition games. So it's time for the Browns to simply go into survival mode and focus on getting out of the preseason healthy.