- "Joe Thomas: 'I definitely want to be part of the turnaround'" (Plain Dealer) - "Hue Jackson can breathe a small sigh of relief. His nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas wants to be here. Thomas, who said after the season finale that he might not want to return..."
- "Complete Offensive And Special Teams Staff" (92.3 The Fan) - "Ray Horton has returned to lead the Browns defense and the offensive and special teams staffs were also announced by head coach Hue Jackson. Horton, who spent the last 2 seasons with Tennessee, returns..."
- "That's So Browns: Giving a former coach a contract extension" (ESPN) - "In hiring Ray Horton as defensive coordinator (again), the Cleveland Browns hired a coach they were going to pay anyway, a coach the Browns paid the last two years while he coached another team."
- "Brains amid brawn: Browns introduce front-office thinkers" (AP) - "One's a Harvard educated lawyer, the other a baseball statistics guru. Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta seem oddly misplaced in the NFL's macho world, like a couple of high school nerds..."
- "Sources: Tony Romo planning for offseason collarbone surgery" (ESPN) - "The Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo are planning for the quarterback to have offseason surgery to plate his left collarbone in an attempt to prevent future injuries, according to sources."
- "San Diego joins San Antonio as NFL leverage against Oakland" (PFT) - "As the Chargers negotiate an arrangement that would move the franchise to Kroenkeworld (even though it possibly makes sense to stay put), the NFL has a problem."
- "Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees" (NFL.com) - "The NFL announced today the 32 players honored as their team's Man of the Year. Representing the best of the NFL's commitment to philanthropy and community impact..."
- "There will be a market for Tom Coughlin's services in 2017" (CBS) - "This time next year, Tom Coughlin might be the most coveted coaching candidate in the NFL. Or, a year away from the game may finally cure him of his undying burn to coach and lead men."