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AFC North: Ravens lose Matt Elam; Martavis Bryant has minor surgery

Some notable AFC North players are already getting banged up just one week into training camps opening.

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

With training camp underway, we take a look around the AFC North to see what storylines are developing.

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens' Matt Elam will need surgery to repair his torn biceps
This is very unfortunate news for Ravens S Matt Elam, who reportedly suffered a torn biceps muscle during practice on Sunday. Elam, the No. 32 pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, was entering his third NFL season with hopes of earning a starting role once again after being benched in favor of Will Hill last year. Elam has yet to miss a game in his two years in the NFL while racking up 127 total tackles, but just one career interception.

Ravens won't mess with Elvis Dumervil's Achilles tendinitis until 100 percent healthy
Ravens OLB Elvis Dumervil, who led the team with 17.5 sacks in 2014, missed a third straight training camp practice Sunday with tendinitis in his Achilles. Head coach John Harbaugh said the team won't take a chance with the star pass rusher, who's now 31 and entering his 10th NFL training camp.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Martavis Bryant may miss the Hall of Fame Game after minor elbow surgery
Steelers WR Martavis Bryant underwent a minor procedure to fix an infection in his elbow and is expected to miss several days, but should be back for the first full week of the preseason. The Steelers kick off the preseason against the Vikings on Sunday.

Ben Roethlisberger: Markus Wheaton will be No. 2 WR, Pittsburgh's breakout player
The 79th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Markus Wheaton has fallen short of expectations through two seasons, managing 59 catches for 708 yards and two touchdowns. With Bryant injured, Wheaton now can take the lead for the No. 2 spot.

Details on Steelers' trade for Eagles' Brandon Boykin
The fifth-round pick the Eagles acquired from Pittsburgh for CB Brandon Boykin will upgrade to a fourth-rounder if Boykin plays 60 percent of the Steelers' defensive snaps this season. Boykin only played 43 percent of Philly's snaps in 2014, and 51 percent the year before. He is expected to be a starter in Pittsburgh, however, and should easily clear 60 percent if he simply stays healthy.

The trade comes with news that Steelers CB Senquez Golson may need season-ending surgery. Golson, their second-round pick from Ole Miss, opened camp on the physically unable to perform list after injuring himself during spring workouts. It now looks like his rookie season may end before it even begins.

Cleveland Browns

Browns CB Justin Gilbert continues to run behind Pierre Desir at training camp
Though Justin Gilbert was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, it's Pierre Desir, who went 127th overall out of D-II Lindenwood who has earned the No. 3 job on the depth chart behind starters Joe Haden and Tramon Williams. With Buster Skrine now gone, Williams is assuming the No. 2 role next to Haden, but it looks like Dessir has the early edge for the No. 3 spot.