- "Heckert knows his draft plan, but he’s not telling" (Chronicle-Telegram) - "Browns general manager Tom Heckert knows whom he will take with the No. 4 pick in the draft next Thursday night. He’s just not telling."
- "Browns' call on Ryan Tannehill or Brandon Weeden falls on Mike Holmgren" (ESPN Cleveland) - "One week before the draft, I believe the Browns have their choice at No. 4 narrowed down to two players – Alabama running back Trent Richardson and LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne."
- "Claiborne complicates Browns' decision" (FS Ohio) - "He was careful not to go into any sort of specifics at his annual pre-draft press conference Thursday, but Browns general manager Tom Heckert said the team has a pretty good idea of who it's going to select with its first pick in next week's NFL Draft."
- "You make the call: Browns' No. 4 pick" (AFC North Blog) - "It's that time of year when you can find hundreds of mock drafts all over the internet. But I want to hear what you think the teams in the AFC North should do in the first round."
- "Mayock calls Vontaze Burfict a 'non-draftable kid'" (PFT) - "Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict began “draft season” rated as a first-round pick, at least according to January mock drafts from guys like ESPN’s Todd McShay. Three months later, there’s legitimate doubt about whether Burfict will be drafted at all."
- "Report: Vikings down to 3 players" (ESPN) - "The Minnesota Vikings have narrowed down their list of choices for the No. 3 pick in next week's NFL draft to three players. Now they must settle on one."
- "Ravens sign former Colts QB Curtis Painter" (AP via Yahoo! Sports) - "The Baltimore Ravens have signed former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Curtis Painter to a one-year contract"
- "Gregg Williams in contact with NFL about reinstatement steps" (NFL.com) - "The process of potential reinstatement for St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams already is underway, league sources said Wednesday."