- "A MarQueis of all trades" (ESPN) - "The Cleveland Browns might go into Sunday’s game against the Lions with two quarterbacks. If that happens, MarQueis Gray, a waiver wire pickup from San Francisco in September, would serve as the No. 3 behind Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell."
- "Brian Hoyer, Browns both have work to do to make it back from quarterback’s season-ending knee injury" (Chronicle-Telegram) - "Every so often we get reminded that the cliches are true. You can’t take anything for granted. No one’s promised tomorrow. Be prepared. Crap happens."
- "Browns enjoy surprising view from atop division" (AP) - "Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas was just shy of his 11th birthday the last time the Cleveland Browns were in first place through five games. Bill Clinton was President. Gas was $1.23 per gallon, and Tom Brady was an unknown quarterback at the bottom of Michigan's depth chart."
- "Eugene Monroe fallout: Browns would've offered Jaguars more value" (CBS Sports) - "The Jaguars dealt starting left tackle Eugene Monroe to the Ravens this week for fourth- and fifth-round picks, with Jacksonville assuming $2.35 million of Monroe's salary and the Ravens paying $547,000."
- "Getting Benjamin Involved" (OBR) - "There is no question that Travis Benjamin can change the complexion of a game in a blink of an eye. Benjamin jump started the Browns last Thursday after being in a malaise until he took a punt and returned it 57 yards to set up the first score early in the second quarter."
- "Matthews expected to miss 1 month" (ESPN) - "Green Bay Packers star linebacker Clay Matthews is expected to miss one month with a broken thumb, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter."
- "NFL to scrap pink penalty flags after Week 5 confusion" (SI.com) - "After one week of confusion, the NFL has decided to scrap the idea of pink penalty flags — at least for the time being."
- "Michael Vick expected to miss game" (ESPN) - "Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is expected to miss Sunday's Week 6 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of his hamstring injury, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter."
- "Raiders release QB Matt Flynn" (CBS Sports) - "The short and painful Matt Flynn era is over in Oakland. Flynn has been released by the Raiders, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has confirmed."