Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
- "Browns still haven't mastered art of finish" (AP) - "Browns coach Pat Shurmur sounds like a broken record when he talks about his team's broken record. More times than he'd care to mention, Shurmur has spent his Monday news conferences explaining why his young team couldn't win a close game."
- "Injuries, penalties are concern for secondary" (News-Herald) - "Before Browns practice resumes Wednesday, the coaches might want to come up with some device that zaps defensive backs if they touch a receiver after 5 yards the way a collar will zap a dog if it wanders past its invisible barrier."
- "Dallas got lots of help from officials in win over Browns" (AP) - "Weren’t all these officiating issues supposed to be resolved once the lockout ended, and the NFL said goodbye to the replacement referees?"
- "AP Source: Leftwich out, Batch to start against Browns" (AP) - "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich injured his ribs in Sunday night’s loss to Baltimore and will not start next week against the Cleveland Browns."
- "AP Source: Pats TE Gronkowski has forearm surgery" (AP) - "No more end-zone spikes for a while from Rob Gronkowski. A person familiar with the process said Monday the New England Patriots tight end expects to be sidelined for four to six weeks after having surgery for a broken left forearm."
- "Ed Reed suspended for hit" (ESPN) - "Baltimore Ravens star safety Ed Reed was suspended one game by the NFL on Monday for his hit on Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders on Sunday night."
- "Plaxico Burress to visit Steelers" (ESPN) - "Free-agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress is expected to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers and take a physical with his former team, a league source told ESPN Monday."
- "Mike Ditka returns to the radio three days after minor stroke" (Shutdown Corner) - "Great news from our favorite former Chicago Bears player and coach -- Mike Ditka, who suffered what was diagnosed as a 'minor stroke' on Friday, was released from the hospital on Sunday and made a triumphant return to the airwaves when he appeared on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" show early Monday morning."