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Morning take: Q&A with Troy Polamalu

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the top stories Friday in the AFC North:

Morning take: Polamalu, who is from California, says he is now a Pittsburgh guy. Polamalu even roots for the Pirates, which is hard for even some natives.

  • Cincinnati Bengals kicker Shayne Graham is still not happy that he received the franchise tag in February.

Morning take: Graham, like most players, would prefer a long-term deal. What is interesting is Graham says the Bengals aren't making a "serious effort" to extend him while the team says it still wants to negotiate.

Morning take: Neither kicker stood out in minicamp, but the Ravens are hopeful at least one of these players emerge this summer.

Morning take: The site needs a little updating, but I'm sure Elam is very busy with offseason workouts.