- Bernie Parrish, All-Pro Cornerback Who Took on the N.F.L., Dies at 83 (New York Times) - Bernie Parrish, an All-Pro defensive back for the Cleveland Browns in the 1960s who in retirement tried to organize N.F.L. players into a Teamsters-backed union and wrote a book critical of the league, died on Wednesday at his home in Springfield, Mo. He was 83.
- Browns know upset bid relies on getting to Tom Brady (ohio.com) - TJ Carrie doesn’t remember the NFL without Tom Brady, and most of the cornerback’s Browns teammates can relate. For the Browns (2-4) to come off their Week 7 bye and upset the Patriots (7-0), they’ll likely need to play their best game of the year against the quarterback many consider the greatest of all time.
- Is Bill Belichick telling the truth about the Browns? (Terry Pluto) - Talking to myself about what Bill Belichick said about the Cleveland Browns.
- 16 questions with Denzel Ward (clevelandbrowns.com) - A long four weeks became a long five for Denzel Ward as he waited an extra seven days before his official return to the field. The wait ends Sunday when he’s back on the field for the first time since Week 2 after dealing with a hamstring injury.
- Saints plan to start Drew Brees on Sunday (ESPN) - Barring an unforeseen setback, the New Orleans Saints plan to start Drew Brees at quarterback Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, sources said. Brees has been out since Sept. 15, when he suffered a torn ligament in the thumb on his passing hand as he made contact with the outstretched hand of Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald.
- Jets release Kelechi Osemele, agent vows to fight for balance of his contract (NY Daily News) - The bizarre saga surrounding Jets offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele took another turn Saturday as Gang Green released him a day after the veteran underwent a shoulder surgery the team did not want him to have. But this story is far from over.
- Rob Gronkowski calls on NFL to allow CBD so he has option to return (Boston Herald) - Former Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski is calling on the NFL to allow players to use CBD products to aid their recoveries, in part so that he won’t face repercussions if he chooses to return to the league.
- Buccaneers to activate Jason Pierre-Paul off non-football injury list five months after neck fracture (CBS Sports) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense will be getting an unexpected lift this week. The Bucs will activate Jason Pierre-Paul from the non-football injury list, and according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Pierre-Paul is expected to play on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.