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Morning take: Cleveland's wide receivers

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

Morning take: The AFC North blog called this one months ago. Everyone could see this was a major weakness for Cleveland. Yet the Browns chose to do nothing about it in the offseason.

Morning take: This could be a sign that Byron Leftwich may be ready or at least plans to dress Sunday as an emergency option. Charlie Batch currently is the only healthy quarterback on the roster.

  • Baltimore Ravens linebacker Tavares Gooden will be out at least a month with a shoulder injury.

Morning take: Gooden was just finding his groove as a backup linebacker and on special teams. But injuries have been the story of his career.

Morning take: Too many of those penalties were mental errors. Sometimes it's difficult to make a team play smarter, but that's the challenge for Cincinnati's coaching staff.