- Odell Beckham Jr. upset over volume of random drug tests (cleveland.com) - A clearly frustrated Odell Beckham Jr. told cleveland.com he’s been tested multiple times per week through what are supposed to be random drug tests for players across the NFL. This week alone, Beckham said he was the subject of two random drug tests.
- Browns opportunistic defense finally appears (clevelandbrowns.com) - Joe Schobert’s two interceptions invigorated the defense to one of its best games of the season. The Browns held the Steelers to their lowest point total since Week 1 and limited their offense to only 236 total yards and two third down conversions.
- Will the Browns finally get the message that something is wrong? (Terry Pluto) - Don’t forget that hours before the Browns faced Pittsburgh in what ended as a nationally televised embarrassing fight, the Browns waived Antonio Callaway.
- Joel Bitonio working to keep team together (Browns Zone) - In the chaos, left guard Joel Bitonio sought calm. With the potential for the team to break apart — even after a 21-7 win over the hated Steelers — he worked to bring it together.
- The Last Time Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson Faced Off on the Football Field (si.com) - In October 2016, Lamar Jackson and Louisville traveled to Clemson, S.C. to take on Deshaun Watson and the Tigers—just a few months before the Texans drafted Watson into the NFL. We asked people who were in attendance at that game what they remember about the two quarterbacks who would go on to become NFL studs.
- ‘It’s an honor’ for CB Michael Davis to play in Mexico (NFL.com) - An undrafted free agent who worked his way into the Los Angeles Chargers starting lineup, Michael Davis went to the same Glendale High School as John Wayne and the same Brigham Young University as Napoleon Dynamite (aka John Heder). However, Davis has roots that extend to Mexico, as well, and he’ll get to revisit them -- along with visiting family that still lives there -- when the cornerback and his Chargers take on the Chiefs Monday in Mexico City.
- Chargers’ Philip Rivers to evaluate his status after 2019 season (ESPN) - For now, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says he still wants to play football. However, with the final year of his contract up at the end of the year, Rivers says he’ll take some time once the season is over to evaluate where he is physically and mentally to ensure that continuing to play is the right decision for himself and his family.
- Undefeated 1972 Dolphins named NFL’s greatest team (USA Today) - NFL Films’ ”100 Greatest” series, celebrating the league’s 100th season, rolled on Friday night with the reveal of the greatest teams in NFL history. The 1972 Miami Dolphins were named the No. 1 team in NFL history. That’s probably appropriate, as they remain the only team in the Super Bowl era to go undefeated, finishing with a perfect 17-0 record that was capped by a win against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.