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Morning take: Holmes hungry for '09

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: Holmes, who has yet to have a 1,000-yard season, should be able to eclipse that mark this year if he's consistent and continues the momentum from his Super Bowl performance.

Morning take: One of the best things to happen in Baltimore was that Harbaugh and Ray Lewis hit it off early and developed a mutual respect. Once Lewis bought into the new program, a lot of other things fell into place.

Morning take: A rookie seems to get signed almost daily in the AFC North, which is a good trend this summer.

  • Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository writes Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, 24, is becoming a veteran.

Morning take: Even as a rookie, Thomas never looked lost and always had a veteran presence. By the way, he's also great at fishing.