- "Browns learning the past can't be ignored" (ESPN) - "The Browns have taken a lot of punishing body blows in the past three or four weeks. The team is probably weary of them -- Joe Banner said many were unjustified -- but it’s hard to think a good amount of them were not self-inflicted."
- "Coaches revolving door isn't just in Cleveland" (Morning Journal) - "Advice to NFL head coaches hired in 2014 can be summed up in one sentence: 'Rent, and don’t buy green bananas.' The exhaustive search resulting in the Browns hiring Mike Pettine on Thursday put the national focus on Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner."
- "Mike Pettine’s arrival likely means an upgrade at inside linebacker" (WFNY) - "One thing that has been a hallmark for defenses under Mike Pettine has been inside linebacker. When he was with Rex Ryan in Baltimore, that meant Ray Lewis."
- "Browns express some interest in former Titans OC Dowell Loggains; LSU's Cam Cameron won't be in OC mix" (Plain Dealer) - "The Browns have expressed some interest in former Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains for their offensive staff, a league source said."
- "Tolbert conversion gives Rice 22-21 Pro Bowl win" (AP) - "Dallas running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard pass for a touchdown and Carolina running back Mike Tolbert plunged into the end zone for a 2-point conversion with less than 1 minute to give Jerry Rice a win over Deion Sanders in the first schoolyard-style Pro Bowl on Sunday."
- "Dolphins hire Hickey as new GM" (CBS Sports) - "It took a while, but the Dolphins finally found their man. The Dolphins announced that they've hired Buccaneers director of player personnel Dennis Hickey as their next general manager."
- "Richard Sherman: Demaryius Thomas is top 5 receiver" (NFL.com) - "Michael Crabtree is a 'sorry' receiver in Richard Sherman's eyes. Demaryius Thomas? Not so much."
- "Safety Mike Adams will walk home from Super Bowl if Broncos win" (SI.com) - "Mike Adams will walk home from the Super Bowl should the Broncos win — not to Denver, but to his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey."