- Coronavirus succession plan set for Browns’ coaches, staff (Beacon Journal) - With the NFL trying to conduct training camps and a full season while the world battles a deadly virus, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said the team will not struggle to decide who is next in line if he contracts COVID-19.
- Browns release four players (cleveland.com) - The Browns trimmed their roster for the first time during training camp on Friday, releasing four players, the team announced.
- Browns co-owner: NFL is doing everything possible to play amid the coronavirus pandemic (Yahoo Finance) - Cleveland Browns co-owner Jimmy Haslam is hopeful the NFL will have a season despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to be a major issue in America.
- What Does Drew Forbes’ Opt-Out Mean For The Browns Right Guard Competition? (Forbes) - Without Drew Forbes, the Browns’ competition at right right guard may widen. Rookie center Nick Harris and veteran tackle Chris Hubbard could step in as potential fill-ins.
- NFL suspends Antonio Brown for eight games (CBS Sports) - Multiple NFL teams have reportedly been sniffing around Antonio Brown in the lead-up to the 2020 season, but even if someone signs the free agent wide receiver, they won’t get him for a full season. CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports that the NFL has suspended Brown for the first eight games of 2020 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
- Bill Belichick: Cam Newton will have to win Patriots’ starting QB job (ESPN) - If Cam Newton is to succeed Tom Brady as starting quarterback of the New England Patriots, he’s going to have to earn the job in training camp. Bill Belichick stopped decisively short of naming Newton the team’s QB1.
- Foles: Key to QB battle is to not focus on winning (NFL.com) - Chicago Bears fans panicked recently when rumors spread of a potential Nick Foles opt out for 2020. Thankfully, the quarterback acquired in a significant offseason trade with the Jaguars isn’t going anywhere but to the practice field to prepare for his battle for Chicago’s starting quarterback job.
- J.K. Dobbins shocked by draft fall (PFT) - When he decided to leave Ohio State and enter the 2020 NFL draft, J.K. Dobbins didn’t think 54 players would be drafted ahead of him. But he’s satisfied with where he ended up.