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Morning take: Injury updates

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

  • Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton (arm) most likely will play Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

Morning take: Dalton was having a decent game before his forearm injury. The Bengals picked up the slack without him. But they need him healthy against Denver.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon is out indefinitely with a triceps injury.

Morning take: This has to be tough for Colon, who just returned from last year's Achilles injury. Pittsburgh doesn't have much depth on the offensive line. Rookie Marcus Gilbert or Chris Scott are potential replacements.

  • Baltimore Ravens first-round draft pick Jimmy Smith with miss a few weeks with an ankle injury.

Morning take: Smith was hurt on the opening kickoff, which has to be frustrating for the rookie. Backup cornerback Lardarius Webb filled in well against Pittsburgh.

Morning take: McGee wasn't an issue in training camp or the preseason. But you never know how players respond when the lights come on. He cost the Browns a lot of field position against Cincinnati.