- "Scott Fujita denies involvement in bounty system" (Plain Dealer) - "Browns linebacker Scott Fujita today denied his involvement in the Saints bounty program and filed a letter today reserving his right to appeal his suspension at a later date."
- "Browns defend trade up for Richardson" (Orange and Brown Report) - "The Browns, like most NFL teams, never met a draft they didn't like. General manager Tom Heckert went into the 2012 draft with 13 picks in his pocket and after two trades ended up making 11 choices. He took six players on offense - most notably his first three picks - and five on defense."
- "James-Michael Johnson plans on sticking around" (Canton Rep) - "If the Cleveland Browns were an institution of higher learning, their nickname would not be 'Linebacker U.'"
- "Getting to know your new Cleveland Browns: Brad Smelley" (WFNY) - "With this edition of 'Getting to Know,' we turn to Chris Brown of Smart Football fame. Chris covers football at all levels — history, philosophy, Xs and Os — and was the author of several poignant Alabama-related pieces over at Grantland. Today, we are pleased to provide his take on the Browns’ seventh-round pick, Brad Smelley."
- "Goodell better have goods on 'bad' Saints" (AP via Yahoo! Sports) - "Roger Goodell better have the goods. Somewhere in the 50,000 pages of documents related to the Saints bounty program better be some compelling evidence that it was much more organized and way more vicious than anything the NFL had ever seen."
- "Ex-Saint: Coaches said to 'play dumb'" (AP via ESPN) - "Former Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargove describes in a sworn statement how he was told by ex-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and current New Orleans assistant head coach Joe Vitt to deny the existence of a bounty program to NFL investigators."
- "Report: Bengals interested in Braylon Edwards" (PFT) - "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday’s edition of NFL Live that the Bengals have expressed interest in free agent receiver Braylon Edwards."
- "Seahawks, Bruce Irvin reach deal" (ESPN) - "The Seattle Seahawks and first-round draft choice Bruce Irvin agreed to terms on a four-year deal, the team confirmed Monday."