- "Hoyer adds depth, insurance at quarterback" (ESPN) - "Maybe my favorite aspect of the NFL is trying to read the clues decision-makers give during the team-building process. A little less than a year ago when Mike Lombardi & Co. took over the Cleveland Browns, it became very apparent that this group was looking to the future and maybe more specifically, this upcoming offseason."
- "Josh Gordon on dropping passes and getting throttled the last two weeks: 'It wasn't in my character'" (Plain Dealer) - "Browns receiver Josh Gordon plans to close out 2013 with a bang in Pittsburgh, more like the player that's leading the league with 1,564 receiving yards this season than the one that dropped two clutch passes against the Jets last week and failed to secure a third."
- "Ray Horton disappointed in himself: ‘We didn’t finish, and that falls on my shoulders’" (ABJ) - "The disappointment could be seen in the facial expressions of Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton when he reflected on the 2013 season."
- "Browns ending nearly 40-year relationship with Cleveland Clinic" (ESPN Cleveland) - "The Browns are ending a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic that spans almost 40 years. According to multiple sources, the Browns will switch all medical services to University Hospitals. In addition, UH will supplant the Clinic as one of the franchise’s major corporate sponsors."
- "Packers' Rodgers back, to start Bears game" (AP) - "Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title."
- "Black Monday Primer: A definitive guide to 2014 coaching carousel" (SI.com) - "The coaching carousel spawns a more frenzied swirl of media reports, speculation and rumors every year, and the firing/hiring season that is about to commence in the NFL will be no exception."
- "NFL says ACL injuries are down" (ESPN) - "ACL injuries are down, the NFL has told its Health and Safety Advisory Committee."
- "Nnamdi Asomugha will retire with Oakland Raiders" (NFL.com) - "Two and a half years ago, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles."