- JC Tretter outlines drawbacks to the proposed CBA; offers to help educate NFL players (cleveland.com) - Browns center JC Tretter, a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in industrial labor relations, outlined potential drawbacks with the proposed CBA and urged NFL players to get informed before they vote on it.
- Doug Colman brings valuable former player’s perspective to coaching special teams (clevelandbrowns.com) - The NFL door that opened for Doug Colman in 1996 went straight to special teams. He’s largely resided there ever since, and he’ll do so again in 2020 when he embarks on his second year as the Browns’ assistant special teams coach.
- Could Browns trade up to Cardinals’ spot? (Cards Wire) - Mock draft season is all about scenarios. What would happen in particular situations? The Arizona Cardinals have the eighth pick in the draft this year and are in position to potentially select an impact defender, offensive lineman or receiver. Are there scenarios where the Cardinals trade back?
- Rashard Higgins would fit as the Seahawks’ long-term third wide receiver (Field Gulls) Rashard Higgins’ NFL low-point came at the worst time, in a contract season. Now, the 25-year-old will enter free agency in need of the right situation, in order to reset his promising career.
- Saints to place first-round tender on Taysom Hill (ESPN) - The New Orleans Saints plan to place a first-round tender on restricted free-agent quarterback Taysom Hill on Friday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, meaning another team would have to give up a first-round draft pick to sign him away.
- Chargers, Austin Ekeler agree to 4-year, $24.5M deal (NFL.com) - Austin Ekeler’s productive 2019 season has earned him a new contract. The Los Angeles Chargers and Ekeler have agreed to a four-year, $24.5 million contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The contract includes $15 million in guaranteed money, Rapoport added. The team later made the news official.
- Predicting quarterback landing spots in free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft (PFF) - The football world is about to witness chaos over the next few weeks as the market for free agent quarterbacks reshapes the NFL Draft QB market. There’s currently more supply than demand, so we’re sure to observe some level of butterfly effect as things shake out. And it’s all likely to kick off with a decision by one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game in Tom Brady.