Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer believes the Browns are a .500 team.
Morning take: If the Browns finish .500, the AFC North might be the best division in football in 2010.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh told WBAL radio that they will likely sign a veteran defensive back.
Morning take: Take your pick, Ravens fans: Ken Hamlin, Ken Lucas or Walt Harris?
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes the Bengals aim to get after the quarterback.
Morning take: It's pretty impressive that Cincinnati still had the fourth-best defense with an average pass rush. That's a credit to the team's secondary play during the past season.
Bill Bender of the Sporting News asks if tailback Rashard Mendenhall can carry the Pittsburgh Steelers?
Morning take: It won't be a one-man effort to start the season, but "Mendy" will play a big part. Keeping up last year's 4.6-yard average would do the trick.