- Freddie Kitchens makes surprise appearance, donation at fundraiser for Browns fan fighting cancer (WEWS) - Paul Brown, an avid Cleveland Browns fan from the United Kingdom, made a trip to Cleveland to hold a fundraiser for a fellow Browns fan who is fighting cancer. Doctors diagnosed Matthew Dixon, 38, with chondrosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. During the fundraiser, Browns Head Coach Freddie Kitchens made a surprise appearance and met with Dixon.
- How Freddie Kitchens stacks up to opposing coaches (ohio.com) - Freddie Kitchens and the head coaches he will oppose have fascinating things to talk about (interesting story regarding Mike Vrabel).
- Could Antonio Callaway emerge in the return game? (clevelandbrowns.com) - Though he had just five punt returns and eight kick returns in 2018, Antonio Callaway logged the team’s longest in both areas.
- Here is why Baker Mayfield was hanging out with Steve Austin (Sporting News) - We now know why Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was spotted with pro wrestling legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin earlier this month. Mayfield will be a featured guest on Austin’s new show “Straight Up Steve Austin,” the USA Network announced in a release Thursday.
- Donovan McNabb: I’m a Hall of Famer (TMZ Sports) - Donovan McNabb says he’s “absolutely” a Hall of Fame player ... telling TMZ Sports his career yards AND touchdowns should make him a shoo-in for Canton. ”My numbers are better than Troy Aikman,” the ex-Eagles superstar says.
- Don’t expect to see Kyler Murray under center much (azcentral.com) - Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury was asked last week just how realistic the chances are of the Cardinals operating out of the shotgun formation at least 90% — or possibly more — of the time.
- Will Buffalo’s lack of a No.1 receiver hold the team back? (ESPN) - Since 2016, all but three NFL teams have featured a wide receiver who has finished a season ranked within the top 32 at his position in receiving yards. The Buffalo Bills have been an exception, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears. So, the Bills entered this offseason with No. 1 wide receiver among their top needs and could enter training camp without one, depending on how the role is defined.
- NFL’s all-small team (MMQB) - What if you built a team from a pool of the NFL’s smallest players? What would that roster look like, and—just as importantly—how would a coach scheme with it? We decided to find out, constructing a team of players who are notably lighter and shorter than the average height and weight of players at his position. This is not an All-Star team of small guys, per se, but rather the best all-around team one can construct—this exercise also factored how players fit together and into a scheme. We’re building this team the way a smart NFL GM would.