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Morning take: Browns interested in Shanahan?

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: For 14 seasons, Shanahan had complete control as coach and GM of the Denver Broncos. Would he want the same in Cleveland?

  • After a three-game absence, Baltimore Ravens rookie tailback Ray Rice (calf) will return for Sunday's wild card game against the Miami Dolphins.

Morning take: This is good news for Baltimore. The Ravens have missed Rice's speed, quickness and ability to catch passes out of the backfield.

Morning take: Did someone accidentally check the wrong box? Rivers played seven games this season.

Morning take: With the daily monitoring of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (concussion), Clark has been a forgotten injury. But Clark is an important cog who could help the defense.