- "The Gatekeeper" (TheClevelandFan.com) - "Joe Banner. You just don’t like the guy. Maybe it’s his demeanor. He just seems abrasive and blunt when he appears in front of the media. Maybe it’s his hardball management style."
- "Browns Film Room: Tashaun Gipson" (DraftBrowns.com) - "After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns gave Wyoming safety Tashaun Gipson a chance to make their 53-man roster. During his senior season as a Cowboy, Gipson produced 95 tackles (72 solo), 2.5 tackles for a loss, .5 sacks, three interceptions, eight passes defensed, and four forced fumbles."
- "Pilot Flying J's credit not 'downgraded,' but clouds still loom over Jimmy Haslam" (Plain Dealer) - "When you mess up, you have to fess up. That’s what I need to do when it comes to my Monday column about Jimmy Haslam and Pilot Flying J. In that story, I wrote that his company’s credit rating had been 'downgraded.'"
- "Trying to put Pilot Flying J’s $4 billion debt in perspective" (WFNY) - "There’s no denying that Jimmy Haslam’s Cleveland Browns ownership has gotten off to a less-than-ideal start for Browns fans since his family’s business was raided in April. The ensuing news stories about the lawsuits and guilty pleas of various employees has trickled out like a bad news Chinese water torture."
- "Sources: Victor Cruz staying a Giant" (ESPN) - "The New York Giants and wide receiver Victor Cruz will have a long-term contract done before the start of training camp, according to team and league sources. Parameters are in place but remaining details, including contract language, need to be finalized; sources say no obstacles are expected."
- "Matt Ryan among those who could redefine market with next deal" (SI.com) - "Since reducing the share of overall revenues allocated to player costs in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement (CBA), NFL owners have handed out fewer and fewer market-busting contracts."
- "Violent crime and the NFL? It's not as simple as some want you to think" (CBS Sports) - "In the wake of the Aaron Hernandez arrest in connection with the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, a question has come up. Are NFL players prone to committing more crimes than the general population?"
- "JaMarcus Russell, Oakland Raiders settle contract fight" (NFL.com) - "JaMarcus Russell's six-year, $68 million contract with the Oakland Raiders often has been cited as the impetus behind NFL owners' insistence on a rookie salary scale in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement."