Morning take: Bengals on 'Hard Knocks'

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: Win or lose, things are always interesting in Cincinnati. Now the entire country gets to see its inner workings.

Morning take: Anderson has been one of the top offensive tackles of the past 15 years. But injuries finally caught up to the rugged veteran.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers starting tailback Willie Parker is in the hot seat for 2009.

Morning take: Playing out the final year of his deal, Parker will need a huge season if he wants to stay in Pittsburgh. Former first-round tailback Rashard Mendenhall also is waiting for his opportunity.

Morning take: With Cleveland's muddled receiver situation, someone needs to step up behind No. 1 wideout Braylon Edwards, whether it's Furrey, David Patten or the younger prospects.