Morning take: Rashard Mendenhall's time

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

  • With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suspended four games, it's tailback Rashard Mendenhall's time to carry the offense of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Morning take: Expect Mendenhall to see a lot of eight in the box, starting this week against the Atlanta Falcons. A 100-yard game would greatly increase Pittsburgh's chances of winning.

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme is very familiar with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Morning take: Delhomme's experience with the Carolina Panthers and the NFC South could pay off this year. He already knows Tampa's scheme well heading into Sunday's game.

Morning take: Head injuries are very serious. It's usually the nature of a player to rush back, but the Ravens need to be very cautious.

  • Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan found a job quickly, signing with the San Diego Chargers.

Morning take: Did O'Sullivan reach "cult favorite" status during his time in the AFC North the same way Frank Walker did? O'Sullivan may be on that short list.