- "Jimmy Haslam III says he won't discuss staff changes until after the year" (Plain Dealer) - "Soon-to-be-approved Browns new owner Jimmy Haslam said Thursday he'll wait until after the season to consider staff changes, meaning coach Pat Shurmur and the current regime have at least until the end of the year to prove they deserve to stick around."
- "Josh Gordon says he’s ready to start vs. New York Giants" (Beacon Journal) - "When the Browns drafted rookie Josh Gordon, the idea of starting him opposite fellow wide receiver Greg Little became an intriguing possibility because of the size and physical prowess each player possesses."
- "LB Johnson expected to play vs. Giants" (Canton Rep) - "Dick Jauron is just about sick of playing without men who were supposed to be big guns on his Browns defense."
- "Phil Taylor close to playing again for Browns" (Morning Journal) - "Big Phil Taylor, the missing part of the Browns defense that doesn’t get talked about, is close to playing again. Taylor is on the Physically Unable to Perform list recuperating from pectoral surgery performed in May. He has to miss at least two more games and then can start practicing."
- "Nicks out for Sunday against Cleveland" (AP) - "New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks won't play in Sunday's game against Cleveland because of recurring left foot and knee problems."
- "Rams Amendola out after diving attempt" (AP) - "St. Louis Rams receiver Danny Amendola injured his right shoulder on a diving attempt at a catch in the second quarter against Arizona on Thursday night. Just after halftime, the team said his return was doubtful, and then just a few minutes later ruled him out for the rest of the game."
- "Steven Jackson could walk soon" (ESPN) - "St. Louis Rams veteran running back Steven Jackson has negotiated an out to his contract after the 2012 season, in lieu of an extension, both his agent and the team confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday."
- "Replacement refs told no whistles on hail mary, one admits wrong call on Golden Tate touchdown" (SI.com) - "NFL replacement refs Wayne Elliot and Jim Core opened up to Inside the NFL about life over the past few months, offering anecdotes about their conversations on the field with players to more serious talks about being trained not to call interceptions or pass interferences in hail mary situations."