Morning take: Ben's suspension reduced?

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

Morning take: Barring any last-minute setbacks, it sure looks that way. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been very complimentary of Roethlisberger lately, setting the table for such an announcement.

Morning take: Cleveland's rookie class has a golden opportunity to play right away for the Browns. Ward should be one of those contributors.

  • Former player and current NFL analyst Chris Collinsworth believes the Cincinnati Bengals are a legit contender.

Morning take: Expectations are very high in Cincinnati. We will have much more on the Bengals this afternoon (hint, hint).

Morning take: This race isn't over. Dannell Ellerbe and Tavares Gooden should also be in the mix this preseason.