- A Conversation with Cleveland Browns New Chief of Staff Callie Brownson (WKSU) - This season, the Browns have joined an elite group of five NFL teams. These teams are among a few in the league that now have women in key positions on the coaching staff. For the Browns, it’s Callie Brownson, hired by new head coach Kevin Stefanski to be the chief of staff.
- 2020 Browns position analysis: Running backs (Beacon Journal) - Nick Chubb hit the 2019 Browns with some blunt smackdown. “We thought it was just going to happen,” he said as a recent guest on the Jim Rome show. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work. That’s exactly what it was with us. We had all the talent in the world, but didn’t put the work into it.”
- David Njoku no longer wants to be traded (cleveland.com) - Browns tight end David Njoku gave his own trade request the big Chief Slam and now he wants to stay with the Browns, a league source told cleveland.com. On Saturday afternoon, he tweeted, “I’m all in Cleveland. Time to work.‘’
- Browns among clubs set to thrive with new offensive minds (NFL.com) - As training camps get underway every year, new offensive play-callers begin to get acclimated with their new weapons, installing strategies for besting opposing defenses. This offseason presents some unique challenges, but the overall goal is the same: create the best strategy to win once the regular season starts.
- Matthew Stafford latest Lions player to land on COVID reserve list (Detroit News) - On Saturday, the day players were finally allowed back into the practice facility, the Detroit Lions placed quarterback Matthew Stafford on the COVID-19 reserve list. Stafford becomes the eighth Lions player to get the designation, which means he either tested positive or knowingly had been exposed to someone else who tested positive for the virus.
- Jets defense takes hit as C.J. Mosley opts out of 2020 season (New York Post) - The Jets have not played a game yet and they already have suffered another loss. Linebacker C.J. Mosley, the highest-paid player on the team, notified the NFL he will opt out of the 2020 season, according to sources. Mosley cited family health concerns as the reason, sources said.
- How DeMarcus Ware opened a fitness center during a pandemic (ESPN) - As DeMarcus Ware walks around 3 Volt Fitness he envisions the center’s three different rooms bustling with activity. From the Lagree room that focuses on high-intensity, low-impact muscular endurance, to the cardio room filled with state-of-the-art Woodway treadmills, to the weight room that most would closely associate with the Dallas Cowboys’ all-time leader in sacks (117 with Cowboys and 138.5 career).
- Ryan Fitzpatrick pledges to help Tua Tagovailoa adjust to NFL (Palm Beach Post) - Ryan Fitzpatrick’s contract doesn’t say he has to get Tua Tagovailoa ready to play. Luckily for the Dolphins, for Fitzpatrick’s conscious does. And, for that matter, it doesn’t hurt that Fitzpatrick is finding Tagovailoa to be impossible to dislike.