Morning take: Steelers to cut Max Starks

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

  • The Steelers are set to release starting left tackle Max Starks, according to Alex Marvez of FoxSports.

Morning take: This is a surprising move. Most people pegged Flozell Adams as the first tackle to go, but Starks does have a bigger contract. This is further proof that Pittsburgh has a lot of tough decisions to make to get under the cap.

  • Ravens linebacker Sergio Kindle (head) will not start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, writes Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun.

Morning take: This is great news for Kindle and the Ravens. Both sides need an early gauge on how much Kindle can handle following a fractured skull last summer, and being cleared will allow that.

  • Browns head coach Pat Shurmur doesn't rule out a bid on former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes.

Morning take: We like the idea because it's low risk and high reward. With Jake Delhomme about to be released, the third quarterback spot is wide open.

  • Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson tells Carlos Holmes of the Dayton Daily News this will be his breakthrough year.

Morning take: Simpson did well at the end of last season, but Cincinnati still drafted A.J. Green to start ahead of him. If Chad Ochocinco stays, Simpson may have to fight for playing time.