- How the Browns are building an offensive line (Terry Pluto) - When Browns General Manager Andrew Berry drafted Jedrick Wills Jr., I had doubts. Make that real doubts. The Browns were using a top-10 pick on right tackle from Alabama, planning to switch him to left tackle as a rookie in the NFL? And this same right tackle never played the left side in high school?
- TV Ratings Are In For The Browns vs. Bengals Game (The Spun) - If there were still doubts about whether or not the NFL remains the top sport in America, the TV ratings for this past Thursday’s game between the Bengals and Browns should put them to rest.
- Five takeaways from the Browns win over the Bengals (PFF) - Here are the five big takeaways from the Cleveland Browns’ 35-30 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
- The Cleveland Browns Are at a Crossroads. Again. (The Ringer) - New general manager Andrew Berry wants to keep “a foot in the future and a foot in the present.” It’s a difficult balancing act in the NFL, and even harder with a team that can go sideways very quickly.
- Saints will be without both Michael Thomas and Marcus Davenport against the Raiders (nola.com) - The New Orleans Saints officially ruled out receiver Michael Thomas and defensive end Marcus Davenport ahead of Monday night’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
- 49ers rule Dee Ford out for game vs. the Jets (Mercury News) - Defensive end Dee Ford’s neck injury prompted the 49ers to downgrade his status Saturday and rule him out of Sunday’s game at the New York Jets. Ford played in last Sunday’s opening loss, practiced Wednesday and then reported neck spasms that led to him missing the next two days of practice.
- Bears, RB Tarik Cohen nearing contract extension (NFL.com) - The Chicago Bears are planning on retaining running back Tarik Cohen. Cohen and the Bears have had fruitful discussions about a contract extension and there is a push to get it done ahead of Week 2, sources tell NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
- Auburn’s youngest NFL player aims to keep football fun (al.com) - When Noah Igbinoghene made his first appearance in the Miami Dolphins’ season-opening game on Sunday, the cornerback became the youngest Auburn alumnus to play in the NFL. At 20 years, 291 days old, Igbinoghene was the youngest player in the league on the opening weekend of the 2020 season.