- Sheldon Richardson says ‘it’s time for a new captain’ in Browns-Steelers rivalry (beaconjournal.com) - Sheldon Richardson must have still had Thanksgiving side dishes on his mind Friday when the Browns defensive tackle described what he’s anticipating from the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend.
- Kareem Hunt knows Steelers will try to inflict their will (cleveland.com) - Browns running back Kareem Hunt knows what the Steelers’ mindset will be in Heinz Field on Sunday in the big rematch between these two teams fighting for the playoffs.
- Browns are buying into Kitchens’ 1-0 mantra (Browns Wire) - Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has stressed the mantra of focusing on each week one game at a time. Striving to go 1-0 is the new mindset around Berea, and it’s working of late. It seems the Browns players are buying into the rookie coach’s latest point of emphasis.
- Steelers vs. Browns rivalry: Top 10 greatest moments (CBS Sports) - Mike Tomlin did everything but say that the Steelers-Browns rivalry is back. During his weekly press conference, Tomlin said Sunday’s game against Cleveland has a different feel, similar to the one his team has recently had in match ups against fellow AFC North foes Baltimore and Cincinnati. Before Sunday’s game, here’s a look back at the top 10 most memorable moments between the two longtime rivals.
- Cardinals’ Josh Shaw suspended by NFL for betting on games (arizonasports.com) - Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw has been suspended through the end of the 2020 season for betting on NFL games, the league announced Friday. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the punishment in a statement.
- Lane Johnson, Eagles agree to record-setting contract extension (inquirer.com) - Lane Johnson and the Eagles agreed to a 4-year, $72 million contract extension Friday, an NFL source said. Johnson’s deal includes $54.955 million guaranteed and makes the right tackle the highest-paid offensive lineman in league history in terms of per-year average and guarantees, per the source.
- The Rams have major salary-cap issues. Is their title window already closing? (ESPN) - Going “all-in” is a popular expression, but the 2019 Los Angeles Rams really were. After Monday Night’s brutal loss to the red-hot Baltimore Ravens, it appears as if the Rams are almost all-out -- out of the hunt for the playoffs and a return to the Super Bowl.
- Pat Shurmur doubles down on Giants’ ‘behind the scenes’ progress (NY Post) - Maybe the Giants should consider opening some in-season practices to fans, like in training camp. Maybe film sessions and weight lifts, too.