Morning take: William Gay in top form

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: There's a significant difference being a sub/part-time starter to playing just about every down on defense. So the conditioning aspect will be important for Gay this season.

Morning take: It hasn't happened since 2003-04. But the biggest difference this year is Baltimore finally has stability at quarterback with Joe Flacco.

Morning take: McGinest is still strong against the run, which is a quality many teams need. Perhaps that's enough to land him a one-year deal.

Morning take: I agree with this assessment to a point. Although I'm not sure they're the worst in all of sports, the Bengals' uniforms are certainly one of the worst in the NFL.