- Marty Schottenheimer’s Hall of Fame credentials stack up (ohio.com) - Marty Schottenheimer has never been a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but his credentials might be as weighty as those of two ex-coaches up for election as part oif the Class of 2019.
- Rashard Higgins on extension talk: Let’s do it! (cleveland.com) - The only free agent waters Browns receiver Rashard Higgins wants to test are those on the shores of Lake Erie.
- Browns need linebackers, MAC has plenty (NFL Spin Zone) - As the Cleveland Browns look for linebacker help, the Mid-American Conference offers a number of largely unheralded, but extremely productive options.
- Jarvis Landry surprises cystic fibrosis ambassador with Super Bowl tickets (clevelandbrowns.com) - Nick Kelly thought he was just tagging along with Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry on a busy Thursday on Super Bowl LIII Radio Row in Atlanta. The moment Landry stood up as the two shared the stage on “The Jim Rome Show,” Kelly realized there was even more in store.
- Dolphins expected to cut Ryan Tannehill (si.com) - The Dolphins are not expected to keep quarterback Ryan Tannehill as the team’s starter in 2019, according to the Miami Herald. After seven years with the franchise, Miami will move on from the 30-year-old signal caller. The Dolphins went 5–6 under Tannehill in 2018.
- Julius Peppers retires after 17 seasons (The Players Tribune) - Anybody who knows me knows I’m not big on words and I don’t like to put myself out there, so I’m just gonna get right to it. Today, I’m retiring.
- NFL found Dallas did not tamper with Earl Thomas (NFL.com) - The Dallas Cowboys’ seemingly overt dalliance with safety Earl Thomas last season didn’t cross the line. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that in the fall, the NFL inquired into possible tampering by the Cowboys regarding the Seahawks’ safety, according to sources informed of the situation.
- Former Vikings QB Wade Wilson dies at age 60 (startribune.com) - Wade Wilson, an eight-round draft pick out of East Texas State who helped the Minnesota Vikings to an NFC championship game, died on Friday in Coppell, Texas, on his 60th birthday.