- 40 turning points on Browns’ path to contention (MMQB) - The Cleveland Browns have become the darlings of the NFL this offseason. So let’s remember the long and winding journey they’ve taken to get to this point.
- Austin Corbett, Genard Avery, Antonio Callaway -- are these second-year Browns ready for more? (cleveland.com) - This was a May reminder that while second-year Browns like Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward and Nick Chubb are getting extra reps this spring in major roles compared to a year ago, there are some other second-year Browns who are being counted on without anyone knowing just how much they can handle.
- Olivier Vernon excited to be part of Dorsey’s plan (ohio.com) - When the Browns reached an agreement to trade for Olivier Vernon on March 8, the veteran defensive end had no idea General Manager John Dorsey would pull off an NFL-rocking blockbuster deal just four days later. But, of course, that’s exactly what happened.
- Josh Norman: Dave Gettleman ‘winning for’ Redskins (NFL.com) - By the transitive property of finger pointing, any success the Washington Redskins come by in the immediate future will lead directly to mentions of New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman helping them out.
- Therapy, family helped Marcus Gilbert through NFL hell (ESPN) - Marcus Gilbert should have spent this offseason thanking the Pittsburgh Steelers for their generous contract extension allowing him to retire a Steeler. Instead, Gilbert’s career in Pittsburgh ended with a two-paragraph news release on March 13 announcing that the Arizona Cardinals had acquired Gilbert in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
- A way-too-early look at who’ll be division winners and playoff teams (CBS Sports) - The Vikings capture the NFC North, the Browns are division champs, and here’s what else will shake out in 2019.
- Ravens sign Michael Floyd, Shane Ray (USA Today) - The Ravens have been some busy birds over the past 24 hours. Friday, the team announced it had signed wide receiver Michael Floyd, a first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012. Later in the day, Baltimore also added pass rusher Shane Ray, a first-rounder in Denver just four years ago. Thursday, the club brought pack outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, who spent the first four years of his career (2011-14) in Charm City.