- "Browns' stockpiling of cornerbacks reflects Mike Pettine's belief that pass rush starts at the back of the defense" (ESPN Cleveland) - "Strength in numbers: Most NFL coaches believe the best pass defense is a strong pass rush, so they try to collect as many quarterback sackers as they can find."
- "Gilbert behind Buster Skrine heading into Pittsburgh, but hopes to earn 'a lot more playing time'" (Plain Dealer) - "At the start of preseason, Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert scanned the inaugural depth chart and discovered that he was listed No. 2 behind Buster Skrine. Undaunted, Gilbert took it as a challenge."
- "Joe Haden expected to shadow Antonio Brown" (WFNY) - "While a Johnny Manziel-specific package will be the headline-driving speculation heading in to Week 1, one game planning item is all but confirmed as Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden is expected to blanket Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown the entire game, regardless of formation."
- "Jerry Jones 'damn mad' about missing Johnny Manziel" (NFL.com) - "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seemed at peace with his decision to pass on Johnny Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft when he acknowledged to NFL Media's Rich Eisen and Michael Irvin in July that he 'took the right pick' in offensive lineman Zack Martin."
- "Source: Welker took Molly at Kentucky Derby" (PFT) - "Wes Welker’s good day at the Kentucky Derby turned out to be not so good. His winnings that day exceeded $57,000. But human error resulted in the Broncos receiver being overpaid by nearly $15,000."
- "Josh Brent return OK'd for Week 11" (ESPN) - "Josh Brent is a member of the Dallas Cowboys once more but before he can return to the field he must serve a 10-game suspension handed down from the NFL."
- "NFL suspends Jim Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000" (CBS) - "That didn't take long. Hours after Colts owner Jim Irsay pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, the NFL levied its punishment: Irsay has been suspended for the Colts' first six regular-season games."
- "Texans, J.J. Watt agree to six-year, $100 million contract extension" (SI.com) - "Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt, who by most accounts has been the NFL's best defensive player over the last two seasons, agreed to terms on a six-year, $100 million contract extension with $51.8 million guaranteed."