- Driven by 450-mile commute, Emily and Drew Forbes become Browns’ dynamic duo (ohio.com) - Emily Forbes’ large wall calendar and color-coded planner weren’t born out of her husband Drew’s trips around the country for pre-NFL Draft visits. For the ultra-organized Emily and her perfectionist husband Drew, an offensive lineman selected in the sixth round by the Browns, those tools became necessities during the two years she spent commuting from the University of Missouri to Southeast Missouri State while they were dating.
- Brad Wolf redesigns the Browns (Uni-Watch) - I recently struck up a Twitter friendship with Brad Wolf, who had been sending me many Browns redesign concepts. I may have even featured one or two of his concepts in the “Uni Tweaks” section. But some of his proposed designs are very good, and I thought a lede with his concepts was in order.
- What the Browns are getting in linebacker Mack Wilson (cleveland.com) - When the Browns decided to move on from Jamie Collins in early March, it became obvious they would need to bolster the unit for the 2019 season. The Browns selected Sione Takitaki with the 80th pick. They seemed settled on the position, but when Mack Wilson slipped to the fifth round, they simply couldn’t pass him up at pick 155. He adds depth to the position and has a chance to prove if he was worth the reputation that had some evaluators pegging him as the class’s third best linebacker.
- Hue Jackson remains committed to his foundation (ESPN) - Hue Jackson knew the foundation he set up in 2017 to help victims of human trafficking would be buoyed by his stature as coach of the Cleveland Browns. But shortly after the foundation joined the Salvation Army for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a 12-bed residence near downtown Cleveland, the Browns fired Jackson on Oct. 29, 2018. That decision has affected the foundation, but not Jackson’s commitment. From digging into his own pockets to visiting with one of the survivors at the residence, the coach’s involvement with the Hue Jackson Foundation has remained steadfast.
- Brian Flores opens Rosen-Fitzpatrick competition (NFL.com) - Upon his introduction to the Miami media, quarterback Josh Rosen said he simply wanted to come in and compete. It’s what he should have said, but he is the young former first-round pick, while Ryan Fitzpatrick is the veteran journeyman, albeit brimming with charisma and always a lock for at least a couple fun Sundays. Competing for the starting quarterback spot is just what Rosen is in store for, though, according to Dolphins first-year coach Brian Flores, however.
- Gerald McCoy: I’ll play this year, don’t know where (PFT) - Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy says he isn’t sure how much longer he’ll be with the Bucs, but he is sure he’s playing this year.