Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Baltimore Ravens starting receiver Derrick Mason dislocated his finger and could miss Thursday's preseason opener against the Washington Redskins.
Morning take: Mason could join fellow starter Mark Clayton (hamstring) on the sidelines against Washington. That would leave young receivers such as Demetrius Williams, Justin Harper and Marcus Smith to get a lot of quality reps.
The starters for the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to get a couple of series Thursday in their preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals.
Morning take: Teams use the exhibition season for different reasons. But for veteran club like Pittsburgh, this summer should be mostly about staying healthy.
In his return following a season-ending elbow injury, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer also is expected to play one or two series Friday against the New Orleans Saints.
Morning take: It's probably best not to rush Palmer. The offensive line needs to step up and make sure their quarterback gets out of his first game back unscathed.
The depth chart of the Cleveland Browns lists co-starters Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson at quarterback.
Morning take: Realizing the potential frenzy it would cause to give one quarterback the edge, coach Eric Mangini decided to list both as starters. Smart move.