- "Browns sign wide receiver Jordan Payton, linebacker Scooby Wright" (ABJ) - "Wide receiver Jordan Payton and linebacker Scooby Wright signed their rookie contracts Thursday with the Browns on the eve of the team’s rookie minicamp, a source familiar with the situation confirmed."
- "Paul Kruger’s renewed excitement for 2016 comes from multiple places" (Browns.com) - "Veteran linebacker Paul Kruger returned to Berea last month with less hair and more optimism about his role in the Browns defense."
- "'More Promise, In Their Eyes, In Robert' To Be The Browns’ Future At QB" (92.3) - "Mike Silver of the NFL Network joined Bull & Fox to talk about his friendship with Steve Kerr, Hue Jackson’s path to the Browns’ head coaching job, why Hue felt comfortable with Sashi Brown..."
- "How a souvenir football in Mexico City sparked a four-decade love affair with the Cleveland Browns" (Plain Dealer) - "His long-distance love for the Browns began with a simple handoff. Jesus Serrano was six, living in Mexico City in 1978, when his father returned home from an American business trip..."
- "Erving on RGIII: He's a smart, confident good player" (NFL.com) - "Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Cameron Erving talks about playing with quarterback Robert Griffin III and mentoring the rookie players coming in." - VIDEO
- "Greg Hardy informs teams of detailed counseling efforts" (PFT) - "It’s May 12, the day that the compensatory draft-pick formula shuts off for players who became free agents on March 9. Among the free agents still looking for work is defensive end Greg Hardy."
- "Carson Wentz, the No. 2 overall draft pick, agrees to deal with Eagles" (ESPN) - "Carson Wentz, the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, one day before the start of the team's three-day rookie camp."
- "Cowboys VP: Dez Bryant 'wasn't in his best shape' last year" (CBS) - "Two factors, both of which Bryant couldn't control, significantly contributed to his downfall. Injuries limited Bryant to nine games. And Tony Romo's fragile collarbone meant even when Bryant played..."
- "Rob Gronkowski makes Madden cover" (AP) - "Rob Gronkowski parties almost as well as he plays football, and now he's showing off both sides of his larger-than-life personality as a cover model. Gronkowski was selected for the cover of the Madden NFL 17 on Thursday."