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Morning take: Another torn labrum in AFC North

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting story lines in the AFC North:

  • A source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller has a partially-torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. Boller will receive treatment for the next week or so before deciding whether to have season-ending surgery.

Morning take: First Chad Johnson, and now Boller. But this will be a much tougher injury to overcome for a quarterback, especially to the throwing shoulder. Our guess is Boller eventually decides to shut it down.

Morning take: We are a little surprised, too, with how poorly this unit has played this summer. It's hard to see where this unit's strength is, especially if the secondary fails to cover anybody.

Morning take: Horn would be a good fit, but the Browns don't seem interested in adding a third receiver. Cornerback is the team's most pressing need for now.

  • According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers are thinking about keeping four quarterbacks on their active roster.

Morning take: The Steelers should play it safe with backup Charlie Batch, who should be ready to return from a broken collarbone around late September. Putting Batch on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) would save a roster spot for six games and buy Batch a few more weeks to make sure he's 100 percent.