Morning take: 'Hines Ward rule' approved

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: Welcome to the NFFL: The National Flag Football League.

Morning take: This is an annual pastime for the Browns. Throw this latest installment in with other classic competitions such as Tim Couch vs. Kelly Holcomb and Charlie Frye vs. Anderson.

Morning take: They better get protection for Palmer in the draft first, or he will be on his back before the receivers finish their routes.

Morning take: Absolutely. His namesake and legacy are solid. But Pace has to be able to stay healthy to make a difference next season.