- "Donte Whitner sees playoffs as a possibility" (Morning Journal) - "Donte Whitner has played enough football in January to see the signs, and according to the ninth-year safety the Browns have the talent and drive to be a playoff team."
- "Browns, Brian Hoyer not talking as QB eyes Andy Dalton-like deal" (CBS) - "The Browns have yet to make a contract offer to quarterback Brian Hoyer since the spring, according to a league source, despite the 29-year-old leading Cleveland to massive upsets over the rival Steelers and Bengals..."
- "Started from the bottom: Browns defense earning respect" (FSO) - "When Mike Pettine was named head coach of the Browns most thought it was a given the defense would be the strength of the team. Pettine took a Buffalo Bills defense in his first season as defensive coordinator to a top 10 ranking..."
- "What will Browns do with shiny new toys on offense?" (ESPN) - "Perhaps most impressive about the Cleveland Browns' 24-3 win against Cincinnati was they won with this crew of pass-catchers: Miles Austin, Taylor Gabriel, Travis Benjamin, Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge."
- "NFLPA files grievance on behalf of Vikings' Adrian Peterson" (USA TODAY) - "Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson's fight with the NFL is underway. As expected, the NFL Players Association announced Monday it has filed an expedited grievance on behalf of Peterson..."
- "NFL says Peterson discipline will be determined 'as quickly as possible'" (PFT) - "Responding to a grievance filed by the players’ union on behalf of Adrian Peterson, the NFL says it is not dragging its feet on determining discipline..."
- "49ers DT Ray McDonald will not face charges in domestic violence case" (SI.com) - "San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald will not face charges after an investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident at his home..."
- "Report: Ronnie Hilllman (midfoot sprain) out 2 weeks" (NFL.com) - "C.J. Anderson's star turn in the Denver Broncos' backfield could last longer than one week. Starting running back Ronnie Hillman will miss at least two weeks with a midfoot sprain..."