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Morning take: Johnathan Joseph a goner?

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

  • It's looking more like Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph will test free agency.

Morning take: Cornerbacks Champ Bailey and Stanford Routt both got at least $10 million per season this week in new contracts. If Joseph isn't getting the same offer from Cincinnati, there is no reason to sign before becoming a free agent.

Morning take: Hint, hint?

  • Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says re-signing offensive lineman Marshal Yanda is a priority.

Morning take: Yanda is a better guard than tackle and could fill one hole on the right side. But Baltimore still needs to find a tackle to pair with Michael Oher.

  • Cleveland Browns backup running back Montario Hardesty is excited about new head coach Pat Shurmur.

Morning take: Hardesty is trying to return from a torn ACL. Hardesty could be a good addition to help starter Peyton Hillis if he can stay healthy.