- Browns seek interviews with GM candidates Andrew Berry and Ed Dodds (Beacon Journal) - The other search is underway. The Browns requested permission to interview Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry and Indianapolis Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds for their GM vacancy, a person familiar with the situation confirmed Saturday.
- Josh McDaniels has no plans to pull out of Browns coaching search (cleveland.com) - Based on the two known GM candidates the Browns have asked to interview, Josh McDaniels might not be their No. 1 choice. But McDaniels has no plans to pull his name from the search after interviewing with the Browns for seven hours on Friday, and will see it through to the end, a source told cleveland.com. In 2014, McDaniels withdrew his name after interviewing with the Browns for eight hours to remain with the Patriots.
- Browns hired Freddie Kitchens by a 4-2 vote; ownership and John Dorsey were aligned in backing him (CBS Sports) - While Browns general manager John Dorsey was fired in large part due to the failures of head coach Freddie Kitchens during his one year at the helm, he was hardly alone in championing the hiring of the novice head coach.
- 4 Browns who are possible salary cap casualties (Browns Wire) - One of the tasks the new general manager in Cleveland will need to decide is which players can be trimmed from the roster to save money to spend on better, healthier, more schematically optimal replacements. Here are four current Browns who could be ex-Browns, or perhaps need to take a pay cut to stick around, in 2020.
- Derrick Henry stands alone after upset win vs. Ravens (NFL.com) - The Tennessee Titans scored another playoff upset the only way they know how: by riding Derrick Henry to victory. This time, though, it came with an opportunity for an on-field retort.
- The Baltimore Ravens’ magical season that wasn’t: A stunning playoff exit and why sports can be cruel (ESPN) - John Harbaugh was standing in the back of his Baltimore Ravens locker room, trying to assess the damage around him, when an awful thought suddenly hit him from the blind side. ”What am I going to do tomorrow?” he blurted out.
- Bill Cowher elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame (Trib Live) - The Pittsburgh Steelers will have another coach in the Hall of Fame. Bill Cowher was announced Saturday as a member of the Centennial Slate, a group that will be part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
- Ravens had an all-time collapse against Titans (The Ringer) - It wasn’t only that the 1-seed lost to the 6-seed, it was how it happened.