- Gerald McCoy remains squarely on Browns’ radar (Canton Repository) - Interest remains in six-time Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy, with the Browns playing the waiting game tied to McCoy’s contract, currently held by Tampa Bay.
- How Sione Takitaki’s wife discovered his potential (ohio.com) - Sione Takitaki shed tears in the office of Brigham Young University football coach Kalani Sitake and begged for another chance to redeem himself.
- Giants believed Beckham was a “problem the whole time” (nj.com) - When the Giants decided not to franchise tag their 25-year-old three-time Pro Bowl safety, defensive co-captain Landon Collins’ free-agent departure figured to be the biggest roster shake-up this offseason. Then the Odell Beckham trade happened about one week later.
- John Dorsey says Browns fans are more passionate than Packers fans (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) - Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey, who has a long history with the Green Bay Packers organization, said something that’s sure to get the attention of his former team’s fan base.
- Bruce Arians hopes Jason Pierre-Paul injury is ‘one of those five or six-month things’ (Tampa Bay Times) - The hope for Bucs defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is that the neck fracture he sustained in a one-car accident May 2 “is one of those five or six month things,’’ coach Bruce Arians said Friday.
- Le’Veon Bell to attend mandatory minicamp (NYDN) - The Jets aren’t particularly pleased with Le’Veon Bell’s decision to skip much of the team’s voluntary offseason program (regardless of what anyone says publicly), but the Pro Bowl running back has told Adam Gase that he will participate in the mandatory minicamp next month.
- Justin Layne redecorates Browns-themed bathroom (si.com) - When cornerback Justin Layne was drafted by the Steelers last month, he knew he would need to do a little redecorating at his home.
- Teams most likely to end playoff drought in 2019 (NFL.com) - The NFL doesn’t want you to suffer as a fan in perpetuity. Considerable infrastructure is in place to ensure teams that sink to the bottom of Competition Sea (not a real thing) don’t stay there for long. The salary cap, the draft and revenue sharing all exist to promote parity. The league is set up to save organizations and their fans from extended stretches of irrelevance.