- Coronavirus relief fundraiser lets Browns fans bid on scripting plays (Beacon Journal) - Coach Kevin Stefanski, legendary quarterback Bernie Kosar and the Browns are offering fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences as part of the organization’s efforts to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. The Browns announced Friday morning Stefanski and Kosar are participating in the “All In Challenge.”
- Browns sign 5th-round center Nick Harris to rookie contract worth about $3.6 million (cleveland.com) - The Browns signed fifth-round draft pick Nick Harris to his four-year rookie contract worth about $3.6 million, a league source told cleveland.com.
- Browns Set To Lose Over $100 Million Without Fans In 2020 (Browns Nation) - The Cleveland Browns and the NFL have had the luxury of not being in-season during the beginning stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the season is just a few months away and there has already been talk of fans not being allowed to attend games. An article on Forbes.com broke down the numbers and the findings are staggering.
- Where will the biggest position battles be in training camp? (clevelandbrowns.com) - Before you get the grill going, we’re answering three of your questions heading into the three-day holiday weekend.
- Jets sign Joe Flacco to one-year deal (NY Post) - The Jets made another move at quarterback on Friday, adding a Super Bowl winner. The team reached a deal with former Ravens and Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco, according to his agent Joe Linta. The deal is for one year with a base of $1.5 million with $3 million possible in incentives.
- Cowboys, Dak Prescott contract talks: Dispelling the theories (ESPN) - As the wait for quarterback Dak Prescott’s upcoming contract with the Dallas Cowboys extends into a second decade ... wait, has it not been that long? It sure seems that way. The Cowboys placed the exclusive franchise tag on Prescott in March, which means he will make at least $31.4 million in salary in 2020. But, the hope from Prescott’s camp and the Cowboys has been they will work out a long-term agreement, though discussions have not picked up in intensity in recent weeks.
- Seahawks to sign Carlos Hyde to one-year deal (Seattle Times) - The Seahawks’ pursuit of a veteran running back to add depth at a position that last year was decimated by injuries ended Friday as the team agreed to a one-year deal with free agent Carlos Hyde, who gained 1,070 yards during a resurgent 2019 season with the Houston Texans.
- Packers run defense ‘played our worst game at the worst time’ in blowout loss to 49ers (Packers News) - It was the type of game that could shake a coach to his core. Use any superlative you’d like: The Green Bay Packers run defense was befuddled, annihilated, flat-out embarrassed in San Francisco. That it happened on such a large stage – 60 minutes from the Super Bowl – only amplified the problems. Four months later, speaking publicly for the first time since his defense was devastated in the NFC championship game, coordinator Mike Pettine’s frustration Friday was still apparent.