- Criticized for not having enough heart, Browns know they must go out and prove it (ohio.com) - Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler told Browns receiver Jarvis Landry on Sunday that the Browns don’t have enough heart. When Landry shot back, Butler replied, “I know you, bro. I’m talking about your team.”
- NFL told Browns OT Greg Robinson’s blindside block shouldn’t have drawn flag (cleveland.com) - Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken said on Friday that the league told the Browns a blindside block call against Greg Robinson should not have been flagged.
- Gregg Williams fires back at Odell Beckham (New York Post) - “Bountygate” was apparently fiction, and Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t a premier playmaker in the NFL. Gregg Williams’ weekly press conference Friday was contentious, explosive and perhaps delusional.
- Adam Gase says he threatened Dolphins players with trade to Browns (Bleacher Report) - Jarvis Landry wasn’t lying when he said last year that former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase used to jokingly threaten to trade players to the Cleveland Browns when they messed up.
- Ravens welcome Kyler Murray to a rookie QB’s historical nightmare (ESPN) - The first NFL road game for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray comes at the most formidable location, at least historically speaking. Murray, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, will direct Arizona’s Air Raid offense into Baltimore, where the Ravens have roughed up, confused and regularly crushed young quarterbacks.
- Terry Bradshaw rips Antonio Brown (triblive.com) - Terry Bradshaw regularly threw passes to a pair of fellow Hall of Famer in wide receivers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth while the Pittsburgh Steelers were winning four Super Bowls in the 1970s. Antonio Brown broke most of their records in his nine seasons with the team, but Bradshaw is glad he never had the controversial wideout among his arsenal of pass catchers. Brown probably is, too.
- Dolphins grant Minkah Fitzpatrick permission to seek trade (NFL.com) - Minkah Fitzpatrick’s frustration with his usage in Miami has led to the defensive back seeking a trade away from the sinking Dolphins. The Miami brass has given agent Joel Segal permission to seek a trade, and he is making calls to other teams, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero confirmed.
- Redskins’ Derrius Guice out eight weeks after knee surgery (si.com) - The Redskins are placing running back Derrius Guice on Injured Reserve, with the plan of having him return after eight weeks, according to multiple reports. Guice had knee surgery earlier this week and was given a four to six week timeline for recovery.