- 13 questions with Kareem Hunt (clevelandbrowns.com) - Kareem Hunt is back in his comfort zone. One year after primarily serving as a blocker, pass-catcher or decoy, Hunt is back to what made him one of the top running backs in the NFL. Through two games, he’s rushed the ball 23 times for 158 yards and a touchdown to go along with six catches for 24 yards and another score. By comparison, Hunt had just 43 carries in his eight games last year.
- Don’t help Washington’s offense and 3 other things to watch in Sunday’s Browns game (cleveland.com) - It feels boring and old school to talk about football as a field position game anymore, but it is still a field position game, especially against a team like Washington. This is an offense ranked No. 30 in the NFL in DVOA by Football Outsiders, No. 31 in passing offense and No. 25 in rushing offense.
- Washington defensive end Chase Young presents challenge for Browns (Beacon Journal) - It didn’t take long for former Ohio State star Chase Young to make an impact on the NFL and the Washington Football Team that drafted him No. 2 overall this year. Two games into the season, the 6-foot-5 defensive end is tied with T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the league lead with 2.5 sacks.
- Cleveland man with blown tire on interstate gets surprise assist from Browns’ Ronnie Harrison (Yahoo Sports) - A man traveling on Interstate 80 in Cleveland this week was thankful a fellow driver stopped to help when his tire blew. He had no idea that person plays for the Cleveland Browns.
- Jon Gruden, Raiders return to scene of nearly 19-year-old tuck rule crime (ESPN) - Mention the events of Jan. 19, 2002, to the most ardent citizen of Raider Nation and you might have to knuckle up. Ask Jon Gruden about the tuck rule and you’ll be on the receiving end of that infamous Chucky snarl and, well, a backhanded show of gratitude.
- Falcons CB A.J. Terrell tests positive for COVID-19, placed on reserve list (NFL.com) - Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell has tested positive for COVID-19 and is being placed on the reserve/COVID list, the team announced Saturday. Terrell, a rookie first-round draft pick by the Falcons, is the first player to be placed on the COVID-19 virus since the beginning of the 2020 season.
- How has Tua Tagovailoa spent his new NFL money? (al.com) - After the Miami Dolphins chose Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth pick in the NFL Draft on April 23, the former Alabama quarterback signed a four-year contract worth $30.2 million that came with a $19.6 million signing bonus. According to his appearance in GQ’s video feature “My First Million,” Tagovailoa hasn’t spent it.
- What a sold-out NFL game is like in 2020 (New York Times) - The Jacksonville Jaguars drew a socially distanced capacity crowd for Thursday night’s game against the Miami Dolphins, as football fans sought a bit of normalcy.