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Morning take: Ike Taylor ready?

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

  • Pittsburgh Steelers No. 1 cornerback Ike Taylor will have a big responsibility covering Green Bay Packers receivers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver in Super Bowl XLV.

Morning take: Taylor has had another solid season and will be a free agent after the season. A big Super Bowl will go a long way in increasing his chances of returning to Pittsburgh.

  • Speaking of free agency, the Baltimore Ravens could be in search of a new fullback.

Morning take: Le'Ron McClain may go elsewhere to get more carries next season. Fortunately for the Ravens, there is a deep class of fullbacks available in the draft.

Morning take: The Bengals have a lot of problems. But it appears they are at least making an effort to get some things rectified for next season.

  • Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy expects to be the starter in his second season.

Morning take: The Browns have made every indication that's the case. McCoy showed some nice things as a rookie and must build on that with a solid offseason.