- "Josh McCown: Right now, I’m expecting to compete with RG3" (PFT) - "When the Browns signed quarterback Robert Griffin III, it was widely expected that Josh McCown would be traded or released. But McCown says that his expectation is still that he’ll remain in Cleveland and compete..."
- "Jared Goff, Joey Bosa, Laquon Treadwell visiting Browns" (NFL.com) - "The Cleveland Browns were busy hosting top 2016 NFL Draft prospects on Thursday. Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, California quarterback Jared Goff and Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell..."
- "Jerry Jones calls Haslam one of NFL's top five owners" (Canton Rep) - "In rooms full of Browns fans, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has stuffed its recent annual dinners with football. The 2013 speaker, Jimmy Haslam, vowed to become the owner who saved the Browns."
- "It's put up or shut up time for Cameron Erving" (Plain Dealer) - "Cameron Erving tweeted a picture of himself a few weeks ago in a San Diego tattoo shop wearing shorts and an undershirt. "Back in the lab," he wrote. Body art is awesome and tells lots of cool stories..."
- "Colin Kaepernick's $11.9M 2016 contract becomes guaranteed" (AP) - "After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick is still on San Francisco's roster and due a hefty payday. Not many figured on this outcome in recent months. The 49ers could have released him or traded him."
- "Redskins agree to deal with TE Vernon Davis" (ESPN) - "The Washington Redskins have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran tight end Vernon Davis. Davis, who grew up in Washington, D.C., tweeted about the move on Thursday."
- "Cyborg J.J. Watt played through a herniated disk, five torn core muscles" (CBS) - "What most people did not know, before Thursday, was that Watt won the third of those DPOY awards while playing through a herniated disk and five fully or partially torn core muscles."
- "Husain Abdullah praises new concussion protocol" (USA TODAY) - "Husain Abdullah has had a front-row seat to scientific advances and the NFL’s efforts to get a handle on head trauma in recent years. The 30-year-old safety’s retirement Monday was borne not out of distrust or fear..."