- Daniel Jeremiah identifies tackles best suited for Browns (Beacon Journal) - With coach Kevin Stefanski and the Browns on a mission to get Baker Mayfield back on track, they’re focusing this offseason on upgrading the offensive line responsible for protecting the quarterback.
- How Andrew Berry might use NFL combine drills, based on his Browns past (cleveland.com) - Andrew Berry has worked for five GMs in his career, and made a point of thanking each of them during his introductory press conference as Browns GM and EVP of football operations. The NFL Draft could reveal more lessons learned. Each GM seemed to use drills at the NFL combine – the 2020 version of which begins Tuesday in Indianapolis – to target draft prospects.
- Before Colin Kaepernick, Allentown man stood with Jim Brown, other greats to fight injustice (The Morning Call) - Decades before former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee against police brutality targeting African Americans, football player Walter Beach III and fellow black athletes similarly made a public statement against injustice.
- Authorities share duffle bag photo from Greg Robinson drug bust (247 Sports) - Following the arrest of Greg Robinson, U.S. Customs and Border Protection shared a photo of what was found in Wednesday’s drug bust, which features two massive duffle bags that were being used to contain the marijuana discovered by authorities.
- Jets sign wide receiver Josh Doctson (New York Daily News) - The Jets signed veteran wide receiver Josh Doctson on Saturday with the hope of helping their slumping offense from last season.
- Ravens make Don Martindale NFL’s highest-paid defensive coordinator (CBS Sports) - By a number of measures, the Baltimore Ravens had a top-five defensive in the league in 2019. With that mind, it’s no surprise to see the franchise locking up defensive coordinator Don Martindale to a new three-year contract, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. This deal now makes Martindale, who could soon be a top head coaching candidate, the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the entire NFL.
- Could the future (quarterback) be now? Packers GM won’t rule it out (ESPN) - Brian Gutekunst admitted early in his tenure as the Green Bay Packers’ general manager that one of his tasks will be to find Aaron Rodgers’ eventual replacement. With a team that was on the cusp of the Super Bowl last season and seemingly has only a couple of holes to fill to get over the hump, could this really be the year when Gutekunst makes a move for the long term?
- Bears release cornerback Prince Amukamara and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (Chicago Tribune) - The Bears will head to the scouting combine in Indianapolis next week in search of a starting cornerback and a vertical threat on offense. The Bears on Friday released veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara, who started 42 games for them over the last three seasons, and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. By making the moves now, the Bears allow the players to get a head start on finding new employment.