- David Njoku here to ‘grind it out’ and let his work lead to production in 2020 (clevelandbrowns.com) - Browns tight end David Njoku could not be more excited about the opportunity presented in 2020 after an injury riddled 2019 campaign that did not go as either he or the Browns expected.
- Even from a distance, Kevin Stefanski making strong early impression on Browns (ESPN) - Kevin Stefanski got his first head-coaching job with the Cleveland Browns just as the world was about to change. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered NFL facilities and forced teams into an unprecedented virtual offseason. Stefanski wasn’t even able to move to the Cleveland area from Minnesota until recently. His offensive and defensive coordinators, Alex Van Pelt and Joe Woods, have yet to move from their previous stops in Cincinnati and San Francisco.
- Andrew Berry finalizes personnel staff (Beacon Journal) - New General Manager Andrew Berry overhauled the player personnel department of the Browns this offseason, and the club announced the finalized staff Friday.
- Why do the Browns still have so much cap space? (cleveland.com) - Every now and again, a question pops up from a reader: Why do the Browns still have so much cap space? The long answer: There are a number of reasons the Browns still, after all their forays into the trade market and free agency over the last few seasons, carry so much cap space.
- 49ers’ Dee Ford reveals he had extensive surgical procedure (The Mercury News) - After Dee Ford limped through last season while missing considerable time with knee troubles, the 49ers pass rushing star revealed Friday he took a huge step toward solving his injury woes. Unfortunately for the 49ers, it involved Ford needing “pretty extensive” arthroscopic knee surgery two weeks after the Super Bowl.
- Rams, Sean McVay must reverse 2019 slide (NFL.com) - This is kind of a prove-it year for Sean McVay. The Rams are in need of a soft reboot — and adding to the pressure is the fact that they’re set to open up SoFi Stadium. McVay has shown he can do it in the past. But will he be able to produce another runaway hit this season?
- Former Bears star safety Taylor passes away (chicagobears.com) - Roosevelt “Rosey” Taylor, a two-time Pro Bowl safety with the Bears in the 1960s, passed away Friday at the age of 82.
- Projected landing spots for Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney and more (CBS Sports) - Most of the big-name activity of the 2020 NFL offseason has come and gone, with teams now gearing up for a potential return to facilities and a hopeful kickoff of in-person activities. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still a handful of big names available on the open market. With the biggest waves of free agency in the rear view, we decided to play matchmaker for some of the top players who remain unsigned, pairing veterans with needy teams and projecting the kind of contracts said veterans might receive. From Cam Newton to Jadeveon Clowney, here’s where we could see nine of the biggest remaining names ending up.