- What should we think of Austin Corbett at OTAs? (cleveland.com) - Add another name to the list of Browns who have been absent for at least portions of OTAs. Along with Odell Beckham, Duke Johnson, Myles Garrett, Jarvis Landry, Olivier Vernon and Antonio Callaway, there’s “Austin Corbett, starting right guard.”
- Browns sign Sione Takitaki (clevelandbrowns.com) - The ink is dry. The Browns’ 2019 draft class is officially signed. Sione Takitaki’s Friday signing completed the class of seven selections made in the 2019 NFL Draft. Headed by cornerback Greedy Williams, a second-round pick (No. 46), the class also featured the additions of Takitaki (who followed Williams in the Browns’ class at No. 80), Sports Illustrated’s “Prospect X” Drew Forbes and even a kicker in Oklahoma’s Austin Seibert, among others.
- Baker Mayfield selling anti-Colin Cowherd shirts (ohio.com) - Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has parlayed his ongoing feud with Fox Sports radio and TV host Colin Cowherd into merchandising. Mayfield revealed Friday on Instagram he’s selling two anti-Cowherd T-shirts on his website, BakerMayfield.com.
- John Dorsey urges Browns fans to not believe the hype (PFT) - The Browns are less than 17 months removed from an 0-16 finish. But times have changed dramatically in Cleveland, starting with the arrival of quarterback Baker Mayfield. As a result, coach Freddie Kitchens and G.M. John Dorsey have been trying to get people to dial in their expectations. On Thursday, Dorsey tried it again while addressing the crowd at an event commemorating the league’s decision to grant the 2021 draft to Cleveland.
- Pacman Jones retires after 12 seasons (NFL.com) - Cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has called it a career. Jones used social media Thursday to announce his retirement in an Instagram story, which now consists of Jones posting congratulatory messages on his career. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo has since confirmed Jones has retired.
- Saints can’t avoid megadeals for Michael Thomas, Cameron Jordan much longer (ESPN) - The New Orleans Saints should be grateful that wide receiver Michael Thomas and defensive end Cameron Jordan aren’t forcing any contract standoffs just yet. Both of the All-Pro stars were back on the practice field this week as the Saints began OTAs. But the Saints should have their checkbooks, calculators and spreadsheets ready nonetheless. Because the downside of building a roster this loaded is that it starts to become very expensive to keep everyone around.
- San Francisco’s Nick Bosa likely out until training camp (CBS Sports) - The San Francisco 49ers got some good news and some bad news on Thursday after the diagnosis finally came in on Nick Bosa’s injured hamstring. The good news is that the injury isn’t considered serious. The bad news for the 49ers is that Bosa’s injury is expected to sideline him for several weeks, which means he likely won’t be on the field again until the team kicks off training camp in late July.
- Leonard Fournette focused on the future (News 4 Jax) - Leonard Fournette is ready to put a forgettable 2018 season behind him. The Jaguars third-year running back met with the media on Friday for the first time since the end of a disastrous second season in the league ended last December. Fournette rushed for just 439 yards and five touchdowns and played in eight games.