- Evaluating The Cleveland Browns’ Needs After Free Agency (Forbes) - The Cleveland Browns may or may not sign defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. What happens with Clowney is still unclear, but for the most part, NFL free agency is wrapped up with the NFL draft a little under two weeks away. And the Browns, like most teams, still have needs or spots they’d like to upgrade. Here’s a rundown of those needs.
- Alabama’s Jedrick Wills separates himself with ‘alpha male’ mentality (Beacon Journal) - Jedrick Wills’ latest “wow” moment did not involve the University of Alabama offensive tackle mauling an opponent, although plenty have suffered that fate. It was a reaction to a compliment from his Crimson Tide quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, during the NFL Scouting Combine.
- Andrew Berry has a vision for how he wants to build the Browns (cleveland.com) - If we’ve learned anything about Andrew Berry during his brief tenure as Browns General Manager, it’s that he’s not going to give up much when he talks publicly about his plans. He goes about his media responsibilities with the same type of measured approach you’d expect from a man who has risen efficiently and quickly to become the youngest GM in the history of the NFL.
- 5 things to know about Adrian Clayborn (clevelandbrowns.com) - Adrian Clayborn made it official Thursday, signing with the Browns and giving the team another pass-rushing option alongside Myles Garrett and the rest of the defensive line. Here are five things to know about the 10-year veteran.
- How the Jets made NFL draft history in 2000 (ESPN) - The New York Jets didn’t plan to make NFL draft history in 2000. Ironically, it started with a hostile divorce. And then another. New millennium, Same Old Jets. Then the 2000 NFL draft happened.
- Colts sign Pro Bowl fullback Roosevelt Nix (indystar.com) - The Indianapolis Colts are signing former Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix, a league source told IndyStar, bringing back an element of the 2018 offense that wasn’t as prevalent in 2019.
- Clemson star Isaiah Simmons a do-it-all talent for the NFL (AP) - Several years before building a Super Bowl roster in San Francisco, John Lynch the broadcaster was pining for a new kind of defensive playmaker. Some players have started to fit that bill, none the likes of Isaiah Simmons. The 6-foot-4, 238-pound Clemson captain lined up at linebacker, over the slot and in the deep middle for the Tigers. He projects as an even more all-purpose pro.
- Tua Tagovailoa addresses injury-prone label, talks pro day (al.com) - Tua Tagovailoa has been the subject of questions about his health in the final weeks leading up to the NFL draft later this month.