- "Farmer defends rookie QB Johnny Manziel, sees focus, commitment" (C-T) - "Johnny Manziel, a master at evading would-be tacklers, absorbed quite a few hits in the last several days. Coach Mike Pettine said it would be a "tall task" for him to wrestle the starting quarterback job from Brian Hoyer."
- "Sterling day for Hoyer at Browns camp" (ESPN) - "It took Brian Hoyer all of one day to move on from the excitement of the past and to focus on simply playing the position he’s always wanted -- quarterback of the Cleveland Browns."
- "Jimmy Haslam has stern words for WR Josh Gordon and QB Johnny Manziel" (ESPN Cleveland) - "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has silently stewed as his star receiver and flamboyant rookie quarterback each had multiple skirmishes off the field in the offseason."
- "Nate Burleson believes in receivers, with or without Josh Gordon" (Morning Journal) - "For all the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth about how the Browns will cope without Josh Gordon, the fact is they won only four games in his record-setting 2013 season."
Like a House of Cards: Offseason Review - Part 1
Part 1: How the unfortunate demise of Rob Chudzinski inadvertently led to a brighter future for the Browns. Because he was the hero Cleveland deserved, but not the one it needs right now.
- "Packers, Jordy Nelson agree to $39 million contract extension" (SI.com) - "Jordy Nelson isn't often discussed in the same circles as Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas, but Green Bay's top receiver is still one of the NFL's finest."
- "Steelers will wait until after season to address Roethlisberger's contract" (CBS) - "Ben Roethlisberger is the Steelers' most important player. His contract runs through 2015, but the team won't be giving him a much-deserved extension in the coming weeks."
- "Chargers throw water on idea of NFL-owned stadium in L.A." (PFT) - "If the Chargers stay in San Diego, the last thing they want is one or two teams headquartered 90 miles up the road in L.A."
- "Fifteen things we learned Sunday in training camp" (NFL.com) - "Score the second day of Browns camp in favor of Brian Hoyer. Absorbing all of Cleveland's first-team reps, the veteran quarterback outplayed rookie Johnny Manziel as the team continued to install Kyle Shanahan's offense."