- Browns emphasized character, toughness, versatility in free agency (ohio.com) - Browns new general manager Andrew Berry navigated his first free-agent signing period amid coronavirus constraints, but he never strayed from his strategy or the profile of the type of player he and Kevin Stefanski seek.
- 5 linebackers who could fit the Browns on Day 2 of the draft (cleveland.com) - The Cleveland Browns could use multiple linebackers in this draft, so here are five of the best options who could slip to the second and third rounds, where Cleveland owns the 41st and 74th picks.
- Browns banking one-year deals will pay off for defense, now and later (ESPN) - The first day of free agency for the Cleveland Browns was all about supporting quarterback Baker Mayfield and reviving an offense that massively underachieved last year. Yet ever since that first day on March 16, Cleveland’s priorities in free agency have focused on patching up what had quietly become a rather depleted defense by signing a series of undervalued veterans to short-term deals.
- 5 things to know about DT Andrew Billings (clevelandbrowns.com) - Andrew Billings signed with the Browns last week, moving a couple hundred miles north up I-71 after spending the past four years with the Bengals. Here are five things to know about Cleveland’s newest defensive tackle.
- Raiders agree to one-year deal with Damarious Randall (Las Vegas Review-Journal) - The Raiders acted quickly after their free agent agreement with cornerback Eli Apple fell apart on Thursday, coming to terms a few hours later with veteran defensive back Damarious Randall. A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed the agreement, pending a medical exam. The one-year deal is expected to pay Randall $3.25 million.
- Bears vow ‘completely fair’ battle between Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky (Chicago Sun Times) - In their first public comments of the offseason, general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy laid out ground rules for the competition.
- Bill O’Brien: Hopkins trade was in Texans’ ‘best interest’ (nfl.com) - The Houston Texans stunned the football world in March when they traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals, and we received some clarity on their reasoning Friday. Bill O’Brien explained the team’s decision-making process when speaking to season-ticket holders at a virtual town hall.
- NFL weighs moving 2024 Super Bowl from New Orleans due to potential Mardi Gras conflict (USA Today) - The NFL’s expansion to a 17-game regular season could throw a wrench into the plans for one future Super Bowl site. The league is considering moving the 2024 Super Bowl out of New Orleans due to a potential conflict with Mardi Gras.