- The moment we fell in love with Odell Beckham Jr. (NY Post) - As Odell Beckham Jr. was falling backwards with the magnificent catch secured in his right hand, New York was falling in love with the Giants’ rookie wide receiver.
- Adrian Clayborn has lots of respect for Kevin Stefanski (clevelandbrowns.com) - The Browns needed to add pass rushing depth to their defensive line room this season and got exactly that in former first-round pick Adrian Clayborn. In addition to snagging an incredibly talented player who once recorded six sacks in a single NFL game (one short of the record), they also got a great man who is committed to helping his community during difficult times. It’s something that has been important to Clayborn ever since he entered the league.
- Baker Mayfield and post-hype Browns: Why big improvement should be expected in 2020 (CBS Sports) - Marc Sessler of NFL Media says there were just too many things working against Baker Mayfield in 2019 . Sessler sat down with Pix Six Podcast host Will Brinson to discuss the outlook for the Browns’ 2020 campaign and why we should expect Mayfield to improve.
- The N.F.L. Embraces Progressive Action, but Not Yet Kaepernick (New York Times) - With newfound momentum on social justice causes, players around the league have many opinions on what comes next. But most agree that the N.F.L. must recognize Colin Kaepernick.
- Chiefs, 49ers feel familiarity may aid return to Super Bowl (ESPN) - The lost offseason means players new to teams will have less time to jell with teammates before the regular season begins. This could give teams with more continuity an advantage, and the Super Bowl LIV participants — the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers — are among the league leaders in snaps returning.
- Mitchell Trubisky: ‘I still feel like this is my team’ (NFL.com) - Let’s just get this out of the way: Mitchell Trubisky is on the hot seat. There’s no arguing against it after the Bears traded for Nick Foles in the offseason. Entrenched, satisfactory quarterbacks don’t walk into the meeting room to see a legitimate starter sitting at the table with his playbook open, ready for the meeting to start.
- Christian Kirksey wants to put his name back on the NFL map (packers.com) - For everything Christian Kirksey has accomplished through his first six NFL seasons, there’s still so much more the Packers’ new inside linebacker wants to achieve. For starters, Kirksey has yet to experience what it feels like to play on a winning team.