- New DC Joe Woods keeping 4-3 scheme (Beacon Journal) - Joe Woods has experience coaching 4-3 and 3-4 defenses, so he’s flexible. It’s good news for the Browns because Woods is going to stick with a 4-3 base scheme instead of trying to force a 3-4 upon players who aren’t best suited for it.
- Chris Kiffin joining Joe Woods as Browns defensive line coach (cleveland.com) - Myles Garrett and the rest of the Browns’ defensive line will be coached this season by an assistant who helped tutor one of 2019′s most dominant fronts in Chris Kiffin.
- Browns, News 5 reach long-term TV partnership agreement (clevelandbrowns.com) - he Cleveland Browns and News 5 have reached a long-term agreement to continue their partnership, established in 2015 when News 5 became the team’s official flagship TV station for preseason games and exclusive year-round programming.
- Browns turn to 49ers assistant Joe Woods to lead defense (ESPN) - New Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski has officially hired former San Francisco 49ers secondary coach Joe Woods as defensive coordinator. The addition of Woods to Stefanski’s staff had been anticipated for weeks, but Cleveland couldn’t formally interview him until San Francisco’s season ended.
- Dwayne Haskins welcomes open QB competition from Ron Rivera (WJLA) - On a random Friday in February at the Redskins’ National Sports Day Celebration in the National Children’s Museum, a fun and impactful event interacting with kids and generally cutting loose a bit, Redskins second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins is still getting questions about the starting job he seemed to have locked down at the end of last season.
- Fangio wants Broncos offense to be more ‘aggressive’ (NFL.com) - The Denver Broncos swapped offensive coordinators this offseason, wiping out Rich Scangarello in favor of Giants discarded coach Pat Shurmur. Head coach Vic Fangio has given Shurmur at least one demand: Create explosive plays.
- Garrett Celek announces his retirement (Niners Nation) - Per his wife’s instagram, tight end Garrett Celek has announced his retirement.
- NFL’s quarterback landscape could be headed for seismic shift this offseason (USA Today) - The dust hasn’t even fully settled from the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV parade, but many people’s attention is already turning to what could be a landmark offseason for quarterbacks.