- Mekhi Becton unleashing ‘monster’ within put him in mix for Browns at No. 10 (ohio.com) - With three shoves, Mekhi Becton sent Kingsley Jonathan on an unpleasant journey in Cardinal Stadium. Jonathan’s involuntary trip began near the left hash mark and ended on the University of Louisville’s sideline. The Cardinals found themselves in awe of the power demonstrated by Becton, a mountain of an offensive tackle who measured 6-foot-7 3/8 inches and weighed 364 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
- Cleveland Browns need a left tackle high in draft? It’s not easy to get it right (Terry Pluto) - The Browns need a left tackle. If you’re a Browns fan, you probably know that.
- Jim Houston, Browns’ ‘Mr. Dependable,’ had CTE (AP) - Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro known as “Mr. Dependable” struggled to manage his money.
- Mack Wilson says he’s ready to step into a bigger role for Cleveland Browns (Saturday Down South) - The Cleveland Browns have lost LB Christian Kirksey to the Green Bay Packers and LB Joe Schobert to the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason. That leaves former Alabama star Mack Wilson as one of the top linebackers heading into the 2020 season. Is he ready for a bigger role?
- NFL teams prep to draft from home (ESPN) - High-level officials from multiple NFL teams are now preparing to conduct the April 23-25 draft virtually, from home, away from their team facilities, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday.
- What happens with player contracts and the schedule if the NFL has to alter or cancel the season? (Boston Globe) - The coronavirus pandemic has introduced sports fans to a legal term: force majeure. The NBA has a specific force majeure provision in its collective bargaining agreement, stating that players lose about 1 percent of their salary for every game that is missed. The NFL, though, doesn’t have it spelled out.
- Dan Quinn Explains How NFL Coaches Are Preparing For the Season Amid Coronavirus (si.com) - The Falcons’ coach takes us inside his staff meetings, FaceTime sessions with prospects and more.
- President tells commissioners he believes NFL season should start on time (CBS Sports) - The outlook for professional football beginning on time looks bleak on its face. However, on an April 4 conference call with major league sports commissioners, President Donald Trump reportedly told Roger Goodell he believes the NFL should kick off on time in September, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.