Morning take: Kindle aces first practice

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

Morning take: It's great to see Kindle healthy and making progress. No one knows how he will react long term to constant contact. But the Ravens are taking all precautions to give Kindle a chance to resume his career.

Morning take: It's somewhat surprising the Browns' first major signing is a backup running back. But Cleveland needs insurance since Peyton Hillis is on the cover of "Madden NFL 12." Ok, that was a joke (sort of).

Morning take: Pittsburgh cut Starks in a business move, but chances are the Steelers will lose him. Plenty of teams have money to spend and could use an experienced left tackle.

Morning take: We've been saying for months that the Bengals need to completely start over. It appears the team is finally headed in that direction, with the exception of holding onto quarterback Carson Palmer.