- Myles Garrett tests positive for COVID-19, won’t play Sunday vs. Eagles (Browns Zone) - Myles Garrett, the ultra-talented defensive end who leads the NFL with 9.5 sacks, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday morning and was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. The team’s best defensive player, who’s in contention for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, won’t play against the Eagles and has only a slim chance of returning next week to face the Jaguars in Jacksonville.
- Sheldon Richardson ready for defensive end duty (Beacon Journal) - Sheldon Richardson is always eager to show off the skills that made him a four-sport athlete in high school at Gateway Tech in St. Louis. On Sunday, he might get his chance.
- Intensive COVID-19 protocols create very different environment for Browns (cleveland.com) - Browns left guard Joel Bitonio just wants to see some decorations and eat a little junk food with his co-workers.
- Browns list 2 players as questionable, hope others can be activated in time for Sunday (clevelandbrowns.com) - The Browns listed two players as questionable because of injuries and are hopeful a handful of players can come off the reserve/COVID-19 list in time for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
- The race for defensive player of the year belongs to pass rushers (The Ringer) - The NFL has emphasized offense this season, but the defensive players who get after QBs are still making their mark.
- Taysom Hill expected to be Saints’ starting QB vs. Atlanta: report (nola.com) - The New Orleans Saints have run a grand Taysom Hill experiment in recent seasons, but only in small doses. That is about to change, as multiple reports have indicated the Saints are planning to give Hill his first career start at quarterback Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. This will be Hill’s first career start as an NFL quarterback.
- How the Chiefs lost to the Raiders once ... and gauging the likelihood it happens again (Kansas City Star) - As the Chiefs prepare to play the Raiders on Sunday Night Football it’s the overwhelming subject of their conversations. Not just with media. Internally, as well. This week, Chiefs secondary coach Sam Madison said he’s noticed players talking on their own about how to correct what went wrong in that 40-32 loss in Week 5.
- 49ers waive Takk McKinley after failed physical (CBS Sports) - Takk McKinley, who was claimed off waivers by the 49ers on Wednesday, was waived by the team on Friday after he failed a physical. It marked the second time it happened to McKinley this week. On Tuesday, McKinley, a veteran pass rusher and former first-round pick, was waived by the Bengals after a failed physical.