- "Breaking Down the Contracts of Karlos Dansby and Donte Whitner" (DraftBrowns.com) - "I’ve been receiving a lot of questions on twitter regarding details of transactions made by The Cleveland Browns on the first day of the 2014 NFL League Year. I’ll go over them somewhat chronologically. I’ll also touch on other news points of the day that need some explanation."
- "Browns being smart – so far – in free agency" (Red Right 88) - "The Cleveland Browns had a nice start to free agency on Tuesday, agreeing to deals with inside linebacker Karlos Dansby and safety Donte Whitner. Both move makes sense and give us confidence that the new regime of general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine may actually know what they are doing."
- "Hawkins could add speed to slot" (ESPN) - "The Cleveland Browns added much-needed speed to the offense on the first day of free agency. Maybe. Receiver Andrew Hawkins agreed to a four-year offer sheet, but because he's a restricted free agent the Bengals can match. They have five days to decide whether to keep him in Cincinnati."
- "Donte Whitner signs with the Cleveland Browns: 'I'm coming home'" (Plain Dealer) - "Former Glenville High and Ohio State star Donte Whitner is headed back to Cleveland to play for his beloved hometown team, Whitner told cleveland.com. 'I'm coming home,' Whitner said."
- "Jonathan Martin traded to San Francisco 49ers" (NFL.com) - "Jonathan Martin's NFL future will continue under a familiar coach, in a familiar setting. The Miami Dolphins announced they traded Martin to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick."
- "QB Blaine Gabbert dealt to Niners" (ESPN) - "The Jacksonville Jaguars have finally given up on quarterback Blaine Gabbert."
- "Day One Free-agent Musings: A look at some early grades" (CBS Sports) - "There is nothing that gets us in trouble more than doing immediate grades on trades, draft picks and free-agent signings. But I love doing them because they stir the pot."
- "Cap numbers lead to cut stars; more Snaps from free agency" (SI.com) - "Every team in the NFL wants its share of superstar players. But as recent days have shown us, nothing puts a superstar on the endangered list quite like his salary cap number."