- T.J. Carrie overcame heart surgery to earn NFL starting status (Browns Wire) - Never accuse Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie of not having his heart in the game. Carrie’s heart problems nearly derailed his football career, but the Ohio University product has kept fighting to keep the NFL dreams alive and kicking.
- How life has shaped the way Jabrill Peppers approaches his career (ohio.com) - Jabrill Peppers sat on the Browns’ bus Oct. 21 at Raymond James Stadium when a member of the team’s communications staff found him and explained reporters had requested an interview. Peppers didn’t hide. Within minutes, he addressed media in the visitor’s locker room and blamed himself entirely for the Browns losing 26-23 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because he fumbled at the end of a 14-yard punt return in overtime and Chandler Catanzaro made the 59-yard, game-winning field goal six plays later.
- Baker Mayfield mic’d up vs. Falcons (cleveland.com) - If you thought Baker Mayfield was funny during his post-game press conference during Sunday’s 28-16 victory over the Falcons, you should’ve heard him during the game.
- Rams Aaron Donald fined for going after Justin Britt (ESPN) - Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald said he hoped he would not be fined after a series of altercations in the Rams’ game against the Seattle Seahawks. No such luck, as Donald was fined more than $23,000 for his actions in Sunday’s game.
- Trumaine Johnson has been an expensive disappointment (PFT) - When the Jets signed cornerback Trumaine Johnson to a five-year, $72 million contract this offseason, the thought was he should come in and immediately improve the Jets’ defense. In a sense, he did, as he intercepted a pass in Week One. But since then, the results have not been pretty.
- Giants want more “dirty runs” from Saquon Barkley (nj.com) - Pat Shurmur wants Saquon Barkley to be more accepting of the between-the-tackles short gain, rather than looking to hit a home run on every rush. Now that Barkley is getting more carries -- he had a season-high 20 last week, his first time over 15 since Week 3 -- maybe it will be easier to not feel like every one is do or die.