David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
- "Browns' growth continues with Scheiner hire" (FS Ohio) - "Jimmy Haslam's organization is starting to take shape. On Tuesday the Cleveland Browns announced the hiring of Alec Scheiner as president, while vice president Bryan Wiedmeier, who is battling brain cancer, will shift to a new role working with CEO Joe Banner on long-term strategic planning."
- "Lopsided loss revives the blame game surrounding Cleveland Browns" (Plain Dealer) - "It was a Blue Monday for Browns fans. The excitement of a three-game winning streak was crushed in the final home game of the season, a 38-21 verdict delivered by Washington in a game that didn't feel that close in the fourth quarter."
- "Sources: No Saban in Cleveland, but a Banner-Lombardi-McDaniels team is a realistic possibility" (ESPN Cleveland) - "The lowdown: These are the latest rumblings I’ve heard from NFL – and college – sources concerning the inevitable shake-up in Browns football operations being considered by CEO Joe Banner."
- "Did Brandon Weeden call the 69-yard TD pass to Travis Benjamin himself?" (WFNY) - "I noticed an OBR thread linked on Reddit today that wondered if Brandon Weeden called his own play when he fired a laser to Travis Benjamin over the top for a 69-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the loss to the Redskins."
- "Bolts place Mathews, Floyd, Wells on IR" (AP) - "The San Diego Chargers have placed running back Ryan Mathews, wide receiver Malcom Floyd and tackle Reggie Wells on season-ending injured reserve."
- "Mark Sanchez benched for McElroy" (ESPN) - "New York Jets coach Rex Ryan made the first part of his quarterback decision late Monday night, informing Mark Sanchez he was benched. Part two -- the bombshell -- came Tuesday."
- "Redskins awaiting doctors' OK on RGIII's knee" (AP) - "Get ready for another week of RG3 guesswork. Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that he's still waiting for a thumbs-up from the doctors before declaring that Robert Griffin III can return to game action."
- "Seahawks dominating like no NFL team in more than 70 years" (PFT) - "The Seahawks have won their last two games by scores of 58-0 and 50-17, a total combined margin of victory of 91 points. That doesn’t happen every year. Or even every half-century."