- "New RB Willis McGahee will learn on the fly" (Morning Journal) - "This is not what Norv Turner signed up for as offensive coordinator, but he is determined to make the best of the situation. One day after trading Trent Richardson to the Colts for a 2014 first-round draft choice, the Browns signed running back Willis McGahee to a one-year deal to take his place."
- "Trent Richardson trade a steal for Browns, but can they convert?" (Beacon Journal) - "Above the door leading from the Browns’ locker room to the practice field, the words 'Be Trusted' are mounted in block letters. It seemed appropriate in the wake of Wednesday night’s trade of Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts."
- "Joe Banner’s Browns have not earned the benefit of the doubt" (WFNY) - "At the heart of the Trent Richardson trade yesterday is pure emotional outrage. The Cleveland Browns should have been an eight-win team this year according to yours truly."
- "As the shock wears off, Browns plod on after the trade of RB Trent Richardson" (ESPN Cleveland) - "T-rich reax: Shock and disbelief. That’s the business. Not a white flag. They’re moving on."
- "Jason La Canfora: Many NFL Execs Believe Browns Made Great Trade" (92.3 The Fan) - "NFL Insider for CBS Sports Jason La Canfora joined Baskin & Phelps Thursday to discuss his evaluation of the Trent Richardson trade being in favor of the Browns, the fans anger toward the deal, and more!"
- "Donovan McNabb cheered in Philly" (ESPN) - "The Philadelphia Eagles retired Donovan McNabb's No. 5 in a halftime ceremony that was notable for how upbeat it was."
- "Lawyer believes $765M concussion deal will succeed" (AP) - "A lawyer who filed the first concussion lawsuit against the NFL believes the proposed $765 million settlement will go through, and lead to payments to injured players within 18 months."
- "Russian football team: 'Negotiations still under way' with Tim Tebow" (CBS Sports) - "Earlier this week, the owner of the Russian football team, the Moscow Black Storm, offered Tim Tebow $1 million to appear in two games later this month."
- "NFL reportedly in ‘secret legal war’ with M.I.A. over Super Bowl middle finger" (SI.com) - "Both the NFL and NBC were left scrambling to apologize after the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show featured an obscene gesture from singer M.I.A., who joined Madonna on stage during the performance."