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Morning take: Andre Smith returns

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

Morning take: Smith has dealt with foot and conditioning issues, and the latter put the 2009 first-round pick in coach Marvin Lewis' doghouse. The good news is Smith still has time to round into shape before the regular season.

Morning take: Two interceptions in limited playing time wasn't a good start. But all the Browns want to see at this point is improvement from the rookie.

  • Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team is not in trade talks with the Denver Broncos to acquire a cornerback.

Morning take: There has been some speculation with these two teams because of its personnel. But it appears the Ravens will wait and see if they can get healthy at the position before making a move.

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are experimenting with punter Daniel Sepulveda performing kickoffs.

Morning take: At the very least, we know Sepulveda can tackle better than this. Considering Pittsburgh's coverage issues, this isn't a bad idea.