Morning take: Troy Polamalu's return

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

  • Safety Troy Polamalu looks healthy and ready to help the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense this year.

Morning take: When Polamalu is in the lineup, Pittsburgh's defense is arguably the NFL's best. He's the player offenses must watch at all times.

Morning take: Washington's potential return in Week 1 would help soften the blow of losing teammate Domonique Foxworth.

  • With his contract done, Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham is making up for lost time.

Morning take: The first-round pick will play in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game. So these next few days are important to get up to speed.

  • At 37, receiver Bobby Engram believes he can help the Cleveland Browns.

Morning take: Engram recorded 94 receptions just three years ago, so maybe he has something left. But a 35-year-old quarterback (Jake Delhomme) throwing to a 37-year-old receiver (Engram) doesn't sound like a dependable formula.