- Myles Garrett welcomes pressure (ohio.com) - Myles Garrett isn’t fretting about putting extra pressure on himself to “look like a Grecian God.” The Browns Pro Bowl defensive end is accustomed to high expectations.
- It is a tough call when predicting Browns final record (cleveland.com) - Can Browns fans enjoy the season and have fun with the hype of their team if it starts with a 3-3 record at the bye week? Or if the Browns are only 4-4 at midseason? Something like that can happen. And something like that can cause panic among those who have so longed for the Browns to be relevant again.
- Browns name team captains for 2019 season (clevelandbrowns.com) - The Browns on Friday named their team captains for the 2019 season with one representative from each phase of the game. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, linebacker Christian Kirksey and long snapper Charley Hughlett were named team captains after a vote by teammates. The Browns will also have game captains throughout the season.
- Cleveland reminds Browns fans that alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited at the Muni Lot (Scene) - Earlier this summer, the city of Cleveland sent out a reminder that the Muni Lot actually does have rules that are written down. Most hilariously, the city wanted to let everyone know that getting drunk at the Muni Lot is absolutely not OK.
- Patriots to release center Russ Bodine (Boston Globe) - The Patriots on Friday will release newly acquired center Russ Bodine and re-sign center/guard James Ferentz, according to a league source. The Patriots acquired Bodine in a trade with the Bills on Aug. 30.
- How far can Antonio Brown push his limits? (MMQB) - The Steelers were willing to put up with almost anything from Antonio Brown, just so long as three truths held firm. Brown will debut for Oakland on Monday, per coach Jon Gruden, amid all the rubble left in his wake of a week where the receiver pulled pin after pin on grenade after grenade. And what we’re getting now is a different AB not because of what he’s done the last six months, but because of the way it’s been handled by those around him.
- Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill signs 3-year, $54M extension (NFL.com) - After a tumultuous offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs are sticking with receiver Tyreek Hill for the long-haul. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Chiefs and Hill have agreed to terms on a 3-year, $54 million contract extension, per sources informed of the deal. Hill receives $35.5 million guaranteed with a $5.8 million signing bonus, Rapoport adds.
- Jaguars Cam Robinson suffers non-contact knee injury (ESPN) - The Jacksonville Jaguars are down to their third-string left tackle for Sunday’s game against Kansas City after Cam Robinson suffered a non-contact right knee injury during Thursday’s practice and backup Cedric Ogbuehi has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.