- The Browns are the most interesting 0-16 in NFL history (The Ringer) - I was halfway through my question when John Dorsey put up three fingers: “For a real rebuild, you’ve got to have patience, and it’s going to take about three years.” Dorsey is the sixth Browns general manager since 2009. None of his predecessors lasted for more than three years.
- Larry Ogunjobi accepts challenge to earn starting job (ohio.com) - Larry Ogunjobi’s phone started blowing up on March 10 after the Browns had agreed to trade fellow defensive tackle Danny Shelton to the New England Patriots for a third-round draft pick. Ogunjobi’s family and friends had reached out to him because they knew the move meant the Browns would count on him deliver in an expanded role.
- Trevon Coley to miss time with ankle injury (cleveland.com) - The Browns lost one of their starting offensive lineman for some time this week in Kevin Zeitler. Now they will be without one of their starting defensive lineman. Trevon Coley left practice on Thursday and did not play in the team’s scrimmage on Friday. Coley, an undrafted free agent in 2016 who caught on last season and started 15 games, will miss time with an ankle injury.
- Three Browns next in line for the Hall of Fame (DPD) - The Cleveland Browns have a rich history of putting players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Which former Browns have the best shot of receiving a bust in Canton?
- Pederson: No setbacks for absent QB Carson Wentz (NFL.com) - Carson Wentz hasn’t participated in team drills in five straight practices. Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson reiterated Friday that it’s all part of the plan with the QB returning from a season-ending knee injury. Pederson added there was no setback for Wentz.
- Who could be in the Hall of Fame’s 2019 class? (ESPN) - As the Class of 2018 is set to enjoy their enshrinement in Canton, Ohio, we now take a look at what the Class of 2019 could look like. This is what the list of finalists could look like.
- What to make of Lamar Jackson’s NFL debut (PFF) - The storyline dominating headlines on Friday is that of the Ravens quarterback duo – Robert Griffin III, who was subject to some bad interception luck, and rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. Baltimore fans had to wait until the second half to see their first glimpse of the first-round selection in a game situation and it was a predictably up-and-down night for the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner.