- Strong D-line class could give Browns value at No. 49 (ohio.com) - John Dorsey didn’t hesitate when asked at the NFL Scouting Combine what he considers the strength of the April 25-27 NFL Draft. “It’s defensive line,” the general manager of the Browns said in late February. “We all know that.”
- The Browns path to greatness: awakening the sleeping giant (Browns Wire) - Since 1999, Browns fans have experienced anguish with few glimmers of hope. In 19 seasons, only two finished with winning records – only one ended with a playoff appearance. The common thread – poor leadership. As result, the common goal and collaborative vision have been replaced by drama and upheaval. Thankfully – those days are gone.
- What the Browns need to be the best team in the AFC North (cleveland.com) - Baltimore Coach John Harbaugh may have been close to being honest when he proclaimed the Browns as “the most talented team in the division.” Certainly the Browns have added the most talent and they also have lost far fewer impact players than AFC North contenders Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
- Baker Mayfield, OBJ respond to Von Miller’s Instagram post (247 Sports) - Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller has a good relationship with Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and quarterback Baker Mayfield. Miller was there when Beckham found out when he was traded and he was recently seen out to dinner with Mayfield, Beckham. The pass rusher was likely having a little fun when he posted an image of him sacking Mayfield on Instagram.
- How Anthony Barr spurned Jets to stay with Vikings (ESPN) - inebacker Anthony Barr told his agent to accept the deal with the New York Jets, an offer that would pay him an average of $15 million per season for five years. Instantly, the former first-round pick and four-time Pro Bowler regretted his decision. Less than 24 hours later, Barr’s agent told the Jets his client would not accept their offer after all and, instead, would return to the Minnesota Vikings. For far less money.
- AFC Roster Reset: Chiefs, Chargers, Patriots sit atop conference (NFL.com) - The best AFC organizations of the decade are having rough offseasons, at least on paper. ”On paper” doesn’t mean much in the NFL, but this is a recipe for even more parity than usual in the AFC, with greater hope than ever that New England’s incomparable streak of nine straight playoff byes could finally end. Then again, we’ve heard that before. As we wrap up our Roster Reset series, let’s take a quick look at the AFC hierarchy heading into the draft.
- Eagles’ Jalen Mills arrested after fight with NBA player (nj.com) - Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested on Friday night. The 25-year-old, per NBC Sports, got into a fight with Devin Robinson, a Washington Wizards basketball player, outside of a Washington D.C. nightclub and was arrested.
- Tom Brady among 32 players who had their helmets officially banned by the NFL (CBS Sports) - If Tom Brady wants to play in the NFL in 2019, he’s going to have find a new helmet to wear. In a joint announcement on Friday, the NFL and NFLPA released a list of helmets that have been approved for play in 2019, and Brady’s didn’t make the cut. Of course, the announcement likely didn’t come as any surprise to Brady, and that’s because his helmet was actually one of 10 that was put on the banned list last year.