Morning take: Ike Taylor apologizes

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

  • Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor apologized for Saturday's fight that got him ejected in the first quarter against the New York Giants.

Morning take: I'm surprised this came from a veteran such as Taylor. But at least it occurred in a preseason game.

Morning take: Lardarius Webb's pending return can plug one hole, but that won't completely fix this issue. Linebackers and safeties also have to cover better.

  • The Cincinnati Bengals remain deep at safety, despite Gibril Wilson's major knee injury.

Morning take: The loss isn't devastating for the reigning AFC North champs. Wilson was projected to be the team's fourth safety.

Morning take: The rookie's knee injury allowed Jerome Harrison and Peyton Hillis to move past Hardesty. But a team can never have enough productive running backs.