- "Weeden superb again, Browns beat Lions 24-6" (AP) - "Brandon Weeden strengthened his case to start. All Browns coach Rob Chudzinski needs to do is make it official. Weeden threw two touchdown passes to Jordan Cameron and perhaps ended any more discussion about a quarterback competition in Cleveland, leading the Browns to a 24-6 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night."
- "Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden deserves more support from organization" (Beacon Journal) - "Leave it to the Browns to try to orchestrate a controversy where one doesn’t exist. While most NFL teams avoid open quarterback competitions like they’re staph infections, the Browns insist they have one despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary."
- "Jackson has seen plenty, hopes to see more wins" (FS Ohio) - "At this time of the preseason and training camp, many young players are fighting for their NFL lives and many older players are just getting restless. Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson proudly counts himself among the old guys."
- "Observation deck: Browns-Lions" (AFC North Blog) - "In the Cleveland Browns' 24-6 preseason win over the Detroit Lions, Brandon Weeden added more separation in a quarterback battle that coach Rob Chudzinski recently described as "close.""
- "NFL has agreed to outside arbitration for positive HGH tests" (PFT) - "The NFL and NFLPA haven’t reached final agreement on every issue regarding HGH testing. But the two sides have struck a deal on plenty of the pending points of contention."
- "Predicting every NFL game: No perfect records, but a few surprises" (CBS Sports) - "Last summer, for the first time, I played out the entire 2012 NFL season before it happened. Who the heck can forget 16-0, the prediction I made for the New England Patriots, one that led to a nonstop assault on Twitter, message boards and radio shows."
- "Tom Brady returns to practice" (ESPN) - "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to practice on Thursday, a day after leaving the joint session with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a minor left knee injury."
- "‘Brutality: The Crisis in Football’: Revisiting the SI archives, 35 years later" (SI.com) - "Statistics showed that it was the nation’s most injurious team sport, but those who despaired of the weekend casualty lists were encouraged to look at the sport’s virtues, at the lives and the profit statements it enhanced."