- Will Kareem Hunt and Odell Beckham Jr. be happy? (Terry Pluto) - So far, all is well with Odell Beckham Jr., who has recovered from his core muscle surgery after the season. This can make a huge difference for the Browns. A year ago, Beckham skipped nearly all of the voluntary minicamps. He seldom practiced more 1-2 times a week in training camp. He played in zero preseason games.
- A football nerd’s guide to the 2020 Browns (The Athletic) - Going into 2020, the Ravens are heavy favorites to win the division. The Steelers are a trendy pick to bounce back. Even the Bengals with Joe Burrow seem to be generating more buzz than the Browns. In other words, Cleveland fans should feel much more comfortable with the low expectations.
- Joe Thomas is having a hall of fame retirement (Browns Zone) - Joe Thomas had a hall of fame playing career with the Browns and should get a gold jacket in Canton in three years as confirmation. He’s having a hall of fame retirement.
- 14 facts about the Browns draft class (clevelandbrowns.com) - Here are two facts apiece about the seven rookies the Browns selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
- The backstory of Drew Brees’ viral apology image (ESPN) - Mirko Vitali was relaxing with friends on Giglio Island, just off the coast of Italy, when he learned about his unintended role in a major story in the United States. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had used the Italy-based photographer’s ”handshake against racism” image — that’s what Vitali called the photo, part of a shoot six years ago in his home country — for a hotly anticipated public apology on his Instagram account, which has 1.7 million followers.
- Doug Williams says no QB from the last two drafts has the arm talent of Dwayne Haskins (NBC Sports) - Washington Senior VP of Player Development Doug Williams spoke glowingly about Dwayne Haskins, saying the second-year QB has the arm talent that no other passer in the last two drafts has.
- Vita Vea will miss time in training camp after hand surgery (Tampa Bay Times) - The Bucs could be without two of their top defensive players to start training camp. Defensive tackle Vita Vea suffered an unspecified hand injury and had a minor surgical procedure a few weeks ago. He is expected to miss some time at the start of training camp, scheduled to begin July 28, but is not expected to have limitations once the regular season begins.
- Teddy Bridgewater has ‘arm strength’ to throw deep ball (NFL.com) - Matt Rhule is not concerned with the conversation surrounding new Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and his past history throwing downfield — or lack thereof.