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Morning take: Bengals' Smith has surgery

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

Morning take: Smith's career didn't get off to a great start during his rookie season. The Bengals need Smith to get healthy and turn the corner in his second year.

Morning take: Now if the Browns improve their No. 32-ranked offense and No. 31-ranked defense, they'd be in solid shape.

Morning take: Good news for Steelers fans: If there are NFL-caliber players at UK from this point on, Tomlin should know.

Morning take: If the season started today, could you name Baltimore's two starting receivers under contract? I rest my case.