- Left side of offensive line still “fluid” (ohio.com) - About six months after future Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Thomas retired and exactly nine days before the Browns will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Sept. 9 regular-season opener, coach Hue Jackson revealed the offensive line is still unsettled.
- Browns expected to inquire about Khalil Mack (cleveland.com) - The Browns are expected to inquire about trading for Raiders premier defensive end Khalil Mack, a league source told cleveland.com.
- Josh Gordon will reportedly practice on Monday (Sporting News) - A week after the Browns moved Josh Gordon to the active list, more good news came from the organization regarding the receiver’s status.
- Uncertainty at LT leads 49ers to trade for Shon Coleman (San Francisco Chronicle) - With their primary backup offensive tackle, Garry Gilliam, still in the concussion protocol after he was injured in the preseason opener Aug. 9, the 49ers traded a 2019 seventh-round pick to the Browns today for offensive tackle Shon Coleman.
- Browns reduce roster to 72 (clevelandbrowns.com) - The Cleveland Browns have made the following 14 transactions. The active roster is currently at 72 players. Prior to 4:00 p.m. ET today, all NFL teams must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the active list.
- Texans cut Braxton Miller (CBS Sports) - Braxton Miller’s career with the Houston Texans is over. According to a report from the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the Texans are waiving the former Ohio Statestar after just two NFL seasons.
- Aaron Donald’s contract shows why elite players should hold out (si.com) - Aaron Donald changed the market for defensive players on Friday with a record-setting six-year deal worth $135 million. If you believe the initial wave of minutiae, and the practical guarantees are indeed practical, this is the most significant non-quarterback contract in NFL history.
- Jameis Winston not guaranteed a starting spot (NFL.com) - Jameis Winston’s strong showing in preseason action won’t guarantee repossession of the starting job when he’s reinstated from NFL suspension in Week 4.
- Carson Wentz’s surgeon recommends “cautious approach” (PFT) - The doctor who repaired the torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in Carson Wentz‘s left knee recommends a “cautious approach” in the quarterback’s return.