- "Josh Gordon comes clean on third failed drug test at Utah, vows again to stay drug-free" (Plain Dealer) - "Browns rookie receiver Josh Gordon came clean Wednesday, admitting that he did in fact, fail that third drug test at Utah last season. But he re-iterated that he's a changed man and that his marijuana use is in the past."
- "Pat Shurmur says he’ll have ‘announcement soon’ about starting QB" (Beacon Journal) - "Those who thought Browns coach Pat Shurmur should formally name the team’s starting quarterback at the beginning of training camp will need to keep waiting, because he didn’t do it Wednesday."
- "Cleveland Browns Quick Training Camp Stories I’ll Be Following" (WFNY) - "Training camp is upon us, and there are a ton of interesting story-lines to the Browns this season, but here are the five I will be watching closest during camp-"
- "AFC North Top 25: Third-ranked player" (AFC North Blog) - "Why Thomas is ranked 3rd: There's a reason Thomas became the NFL's highest-paid offensive lineman when he signed a seven-year, $84 million contract last August. He's been to five Pro Bowls in five seasons."
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- "WR Wallace a no-show as Steelers camp opens" (AP) - "For only the second time since 1997, Pittsburgh Steelers opened training camp without Hines Ward. But as notable as the recently retired Ward's absence was on Wednesday, it was a no-show by another receiver that stole the show on the annual reporting day at St. Vincent College."
- "Report: Shad Khan won't offer deal" (ESPN) - "Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan indicated Wednesday he will not offer running back Maurice Jones-Drew a new contract, the Florida Times-Union reported."
- "Kolb, Skelton split reps in first workout" (AP) - "The battle for the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback job has entered its crucial final phase with Kevin Kolb and John Skelton splitting reps in the first workout of training camp Wednesday."
- "Failed physicals, non-football injuries pepper Wednesday’s transactions" (PFT) - "Every day, the NFL issues a "personnel notice," also informally known as the "waiver wire." The document plainly states that it is "confidential," and that "[d]istribution of this information to individuals not employed by your Club or the NFL League office is prohibited.""
- "Mike Holmgren Finally Admits To Friends That He's Working For Cleveland Browns" (The Onion) - "After asking friends and loved ones to assemble at his home so he could "finally come clean," Mike Holmgren made a tearful admission Sunday night, at last revealing he works for the Cleveland Browns and has been doing so for more than two years."