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- "Phil Dawson still unsure if Sunday's game will be his last in Cleveland" (Plain Dealer) - "For the third straight season, Browns kicker Phil Dawson, the only player left on the team and in the league from the 1999 expansion team, will trot out onto the field not knowing if it will be his last game at Cleveland Browns Stadium after 14 seasons."
- "RG3 should be a go against Browns Sunday" (Chronicle-Telegram) - "All signs point toward Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III starting against the Browns on Sunday afternoon. The immensely talented rookie took part in most of Washington’s practice Wednesday, just three days after suffering a sprained right knee in a game against Baltimore."
- "Richardson: progressing or regressing?" (FS Ohio) - "On the surface, it appears that rookie Trent Richardson is having an outstanding season. He has set the Browns single season rookie record in scrimmage yards and numerous other records."
- "Analyzing what the Browns have instead of RG3" (ESPN Cleveland) - "If he could do it again: Tom Heckert’s signature moves as Browns general manager are remembered as much for whom he didn’t get as for whom he got. He passed up Julio Jones and fell short of Robert Griffin III."
- "Redskins' QB Griffin looks better at practice" (AP) - "Robert Griffin III moved better on his sprained right knee at practice Thursday, apparently improving his chances of playing in the Washington Redskins' game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns."
- "Report: Jay Cutler has sprained MCL" (PFT) - "In addition to the neck injury that forced quarterback Jay Cutler from the Chicago Bears loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Cutler also suffered a knee injury that appeared on the injury report Wednesday."
- "Saints coach: Witnesses lied in NFL investigation" (AP) - "Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt said Thursday witnesses in the NFL's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints have lied about him and the organization, and that their stories might change in federal court."
- "Mike Cerullo: I've been 'vilified'" (ESPN) - "Former New Orleans Saints defensive assistant Mike Cerullo, who offered key evidence to NFL investigators as they worked to uncover proof of a pay-for-performance bounty system within the New Orleans organization, made his first public comments on the case in the form of a letter sent Thursday morning to former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue."