- "How the Browns are counting on Josh McCown to be their bridge QB in 2015" (Plain Dealer) - "rowns new quarterback Josh McCown declined to reveal what the Browns told him about their plans to add to the quarterback pile..."
- "McCown expects to win" (OBR) - "New Browns QB Josh McCown said meetings with Jimmy Haslam, Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine citing their consistent message and talent factored into solidifying his belief in joining the Browns."
- "Browns likely not done in quarterback search" (ESPN) - "Don't expect the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback plans to stop with Josh McCown's signing last week. After asking around, I’m hearing Cleveland plans to add at least one more quarterback to the 2015 meetings rooms..."
- "Johnny be gone?" (NFL.com) - "LaVar Arrington answers if the signing of Josh McCown signals the end for Johnny Manziel in Cleveland." - VIDEO
- "Cowboys use franchise tag on WR Dez Bryant" (SI.com) - "The Dallas Cowboys have used their franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, the team announced Monday."
- "Broncos franchise tag Demaryius Thomas: 5 things to know" (CBS) - "The Broncos are slapping wide receiver Demaryius Thomas with the franchise tag prior to Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline."
- "Dolphins use transition tag on Charles Clay" (PFT) - "Last year, the Steelers pulled a surprise move just before the deadline to use franchise and transition tags by dusting off the rarely-used transition tag for linebacker Jason Worilds."
- "Franchise tags help to clear NFL free-agency picture" (USA TODAY) - "The 2015 free-agent picture is coming into focus after five teams opted on Monday to use their franchise tags to keep star players under contract."