- "Claiborne, who could be available to the Browns at No. 4, to undergo wrist surgery" (Plain Dealer) - "Louisiana State cornerback Morris Claiborne, one of the players the Browns are considering with their No. 4 overall pick in the draft, will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, he told the New Orleans Times-Picayune after his Pro Day today."
- "Ex-Saint Fujita not off hook yet for bounty role" (Chronicle-Telegram) - "The players will be next. And that could include Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, who was a starter and team leader on New Orleans’ Super Bowl-winning team in the 2009 season."
- "Cuyahoga judge sides with low bidder, blocks stadium repairs" (Plain Dealer) - "A Cuyahoga County judge sided with a spurned low bidder Thursday and blocked the start of repairs at Cleveland Browns Stadium."
- "Tracking prospects with workouts or visits set up with Browns" (Ohio.com) - "As the 2012 NFL Draft approaches, prospects are visiting and working out for teams. Below is a list of prospects with whom the Browns have reportedly set up meetings."
- "Elway, Tebow differ on whether quarterback chose Jets" (PFT) - "On Wednesday, multiple reports indicated that the Broncos were allowing quarterback Tim Tebow to choose between the Jets and the Jaguars. After the trade went down, Tebow claimed otherwise."
- "Senate to hold hearing on bounties" (ESPN) - "The Senate wants to grill the NFL about bounties. And the NBA, NHL, NCAA and Major League Baseball are invited, too. Sen. Dick Durbin is setting up a Judiciary Committee hearing about bounties in professional football and other major sports in the wake of news that New Orleans Saints players received extra cash for hits that hurt particular opponents."
- "Ced says farewell" (Bengals.com) - "When Cedric Benson saw the official word that former Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis had signed in Cincinnati, Benson tweeted a "thank you" to the fans Thursday afternoon that officially ended one of the more significant careers in Bengals history."
- "Source: Saints continue to mull decisions on coaching staff" (AP via SI.com) - Sean Payton's many motivational ploys included a life-size poster of an exit door on the locker room wall at Saints headquarters. It served as a not-so-subtle reminder that finding the way out of the organization was easy for those who failed to buy into his way."