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Morning take: Shipley is excited

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the top stories Wednesday in the AFC North:

Morning take: Because of his pedigree, the Moon Township native and former Penn State center has a chance to become a fan favorite in Pittsburgh. But Shipley must first prove he can play at the next level.

Morning take: Palmer is extremely confident in his team this season. It will be interesting to see if that optimism translates to on-the-field success.

Morning take: Sypniewski was a decent addition to Baltimore's offense when healthy. But in the past couple of months, the Ravens signed veteran tight end L.J. Smith and drafted Davon Drew, putting Sypniewski's roster spot at risk this summer.

Morning take: Last year, young corners Brandon McDonald and Eric Wright had no starting-caliber players behind them when they struggled. Now competition at the position should help the Browns.