- "Ex-Browns player pleads not guilty in NJ beating" (AP) - "A former rookie linebacker for the Cleveland Browns has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in New Jersey. Ausar Walcott was arraigned Thursday in Paterson, N.J. He is accused of punching Derek Jones in the side of the head outside The Palace Gentlemen's Club in Passaic early Sunday."
- "Former teammates sing Barkevious Mingo’s praises" (Morning Journal) - "Did the Browns make the right choice with their first draft pick in April when they selected Barkevious Mingo with the sixth overall pick? Absolutely, say two of his former teammates at LSU who, like Mingo, are now NFL rookies."
- "Realistic expectations for Browns' defense" (AFC North Blog) - "Cleveland Browns rookie Barkevious Mingo raised some hopes as well as some eyebrows when he made a bold prediction about Cleveland's new-look defense earlier this month."
- "Trouble never seems to end for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam" (Plain Dealer) - "Nearly every week there is a something in the news that makes me wonder how Jimmy Haslam will be able to be the long-term owner of the Browns. The latest is a report in the Wall Street Journal that Haslam's Pilot Flying J has about $4 billion in debt and its credit rating has been 'downgraded.'"
- "Vikings sign LB Desmond Bishop" (AP) - "The Minnesota Vikings emerged from the first phase of free agency and then the draft, still missing a starting linebacker. Then the Green Bay Packers let Desmond Bishop go, and the solution seemed so obvious."
- "Wave of arrests continues to plague NFL" (USA Today) - "These are supposed to be the quietest days for the NFL, with offseason practices over and training camp more than three weeks away. Yet as the calendar turns to July, the NFL is getting besieged with the worst of publicity."
- "Colts safety Lefeged arrested on gun charge in DC" (AP) - "Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested early Saturday after officers found a semi-automatic pistol in the car he was riding in, police said. Lefeged was a front-seat passenger in a Chevy Camaro that fled a traffic stop for speeding in northeast Washington just after midnight."
- "Dez Bryant had worst background seen, ex-scout says" (NFL.com) - "Aaron Hernandez's murder charge and subsequent release by the New England Patriots underscores the dilemma faced by NFL teams in evaluating players with troubled backgrounds. NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah recently estimated that NFL area scouts now devote 75 percent of their time to background and character research."