- "Browns reach out to Joe Thomas to persuade him to stay" (ESPN) - "Sashi Brown has already reached out to left tackle Joe Thomas in an effort to convince Thomas that staying with the Cleveland Browns is a good idea."
- "Sashi Brown embraces new role as head of football department" (C-T) - "New executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown will watch practice and interview draft prospects next week at the Senior Bowl."
- "Browns say they are in no hurry to cut ties with Johnny Manziel" (Morning Journal) - "Browns head coach Hue Jackson has not met with Johnny Manziel, and until that happens, the quarterback who was a pain for Mike Pettine for two years is apparently going nowhere."
- "Hue Jackson named PFWA assistant coach of the year" (Browns.com) - "Browns coach Hue Jackson picked up a prestigious honor Thursday for what he accomplished in his final year with the Cincinnati Bengals."
- "Who won the 18-year war between Brady and Manning?" (Sports on Earth) - "Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have been the two central figures in NFL history over the last 20 years. Every move they've made has changed the shape of the league..."
- "Rams facing two lawsuits from fans in St. Louis over move to L.A." (CBS) - "The Rams better hope they have a better record in the courtroom than they did on the field last season or they could be in trouble."
- "Bills gender-breaking assistant was 3-sport high school star" (AP) - "Competing in lacrosse, swimming and bowling in high school wasn't enough for Kathryn Smith. Come fall, she would spend most Friday nights on the football sideline helping her father..."
- "Antwaan Randle El says 'regret football' comment was overblown" (PFT) - "When former NFL wide receiver Antwaan Randle El said he has some health problems and now regrets playing football, it became a major media story."