- LeBronification of the Browns begins with Odell Beckham Jr. joining Baker Mayfield (ohio.com) - The LeBronification of the Browns has begun. Soon the parking lot across from team headquarters at 76 Lou Groza Blvd. will be filled an hour before media availabilities like the driveway leading to Cleveland Clinic Courts for Cavaliers’ shootaround, when since-departed star LeBron James always spoke.
- Denzel Ward’s football camp a huge hit (Browns Wire) - One of the reasons Browns CB Denzel Ward quickly became a fan favorite in Cleveland is his roots. Ward is born and raised in Northeast Ohio, and he proudly honored his hometown by hosting a free youth football camp at his alma mater, Nordonia High School in the southeast suburbs of Cleveland. Ward enthusiastically welcomed over 400 kids after a registration snafu allowed more than double the targeted cutoff of 200 entrants.
- Browns encourage by deep group of interior offensive linemen (clevelandbrowns.com) - With much of the attention focused on receivers, running backs and No. 6, the big fellas up front are going overlooked in Cleveland. That’s fine. But if one area deserves some examination, it is the offensive line, which is replacing a starter at right guard and doesn’t yet have a clear-cut guy.
- Texans Rumors: Ex-Browns Exec Ray Farmer Interviews for Vacant GM Position (Bleacher Report) - The Houston Texans are interviewing ex-Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer for their open GM job.
- Bruce Allen knows truth of Trent Williams’ absence (NFL.com) - When the start of the first mandatory minicamp rolled around on Tuesday, Washington Redskins seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams was not there. The big man wants an even bigger contract. That’s the onus of why Williams is missing in action.
- ESPN’s Todd McShay cryptically declares Jets candidacy (NY Post) - As the seat beneath Mike Maccagnan suddenly heated up around the NFL draft, Joe Douglas purportedly began reaching out to prospective employees in case he ended up filling the Jets’ GM job. Turns out Todd McShay may have been contacted.