- "The Accidental Coach of the Cleveland Browns" (MMQB) - "Mike Pettine certainly looks the part. He’s got the bald head, the goatee and the muscular build. He’s a defensive coach who used to go get (bleeping) snacks with Rex Ryan. About the only thing missing from the football meathead ensemble was a T-shirt from Jay Glazer’s new MMA training center."
- "Bedard: Media misconstrued Pettine anecdote" (CSNNE) - "Mike Pettine's comments about the New England Patriots having a New York Jets playbook spread around the sporting world very quickly on Thursday. Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick were not happy to be asked about the quote."
- "Overshadowed by Johnny Manziel, Connor Shaw not selling himself short as Browns’ other rookie quarterback" (ABJ) - "With all of the attention Johnny Manziel receives, it’s easy to forget that the Browns have another rookie quarterback who’s in the midst of another competition. Connor Shaw, though, refuses to sell himself short by playing along with "the other guy" label."
- "Johnny Manziel's NFL career is going to end badly if he keeps this up" (CBS) - "Since being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in May, noted college party animal Johnny Manziel has addressed those concerns by..."
- "How ex-Cleveland Browns receiver Reggie Rucker is out to stop youth violence in the city" (Plain Dealer) - "Reggie Rucker walked into a recent Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance meeting late, his worlds colliding, his morning calendar overbooked."
- "Jameis Winston’s father says his son plans to play two more seasons" (SI.com) - "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston surely would have been a top pick this year if he were eligible to declare for the NFL draft after his redshirt freshman season."
- "Bills launch process of finding a buyer" (PFT) - "If anyone has an extra billion or so laying around, they’re in luck. The Buffalo Bills have officially pushed a For Sale sign into the front lawn."
- "Bucs' Josh McCown won't go quietly" (ESPN) - "About to turn 35 and with his eighth NFL team, Josh McCown finally is getting a real chance to blossom as a professional quarterback."