- "Scott Fujita calls NFL's investigation into bounty program a 'smear campaign'" (Plain Dealer) - "Browns linebacker Scott Fujita said the NFL is conducting a "smear campaign" against players accused of participating in the New Orleans Saints bounty program and he still sees no evidence linking him to the scandal."
- "Browns building the 2012 season on hope" (FS Ohio) - "Disney encourages folks to wish upon a star. Doing so makes magic happen and dreams come true. They play that kind of hokey music stuff all day long at Disney parks. The Cleveland Browns aren’t wishing upon many stars with their 2012 team. In fact, a lot of their hopes are built on hope."
- "Is there a market for the Browns' McCoy?" (AFC North Blog) - "The Cleveland Browns are shopping quarterback Colt McCoy and are looking for 'minimal compensation,' sources told NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah. It's obvious that the Browns weren't impressed by McCoy last season. They attempted to trade up for Robert Griffin III in this year's draft and ended up taking Brandon Weeden in the first round."
- "Urban Meyer, Trent Richardson visit Indians" (Canton Rep) - "Urban Meyer dreamed of playing shortstop for the Cleveland Indians. On Monday, he got as close as he ever will."
- "Goodell hears bounty appeals from players" (AP via Yahoo! Sports) - "The NFL went public Monday with some of its evidence against the four players suspended for their roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty program. Among the things the league revealed: a prize of $35,000 for knocking Brett Favre out of the NFC championship game in January 2010."
- "'Overwhelming evidence' shared with reporters in Saints case" (SI.com) - "As Mary Jo White, the former federal prosecutor who examined the evidence for the National Football League in its pay-for-performance/bounty case against the New Orleans Saints, went through reams of evidence Monday afternoon for 12 reporters in league offices, I had one overriding thought: All of this cannot be invented."
- "The 4-3 defense is gaining popularity" (ESPN) - "The biggest news to slip under the radar over the past month is what happened to defenses in the AFC East. A division that thrived or tried to survive with 3-4 defenses suddenly switched overnight to the 4-3. The Patriots did it last year and plan to stay in it this year."
- "First Down: Dez Bryant is all growns up" (Roto Arcade) - "In Fantasyland there's a sucker born every minute. Myths perpetuated by fake football 'experts' are many times accepted as fact persuading the gullible to make foolish, season-sinking decisions."