- Browns cut draft picks Chad Thomas, Damion Ratley (Beacon Journal) - Defensive end Chad Thomas and wide receiver Damion Ratley headlined the list of 24 Browns players who were waived. Andrew Berry’s predecessor, John Dorsey, drafted Thomas in the third round and Ratley in the sixth round in 2018.
- Browns 53-man roster: Position by position analysis (clevelandbrowns.com) - The Browns’ initial 53-man roster is official, and we’re breaking down the group position by position before the team returns to the practice field Sunday.
- Browns keep 2 quarterbacks, 5 tight ends on initial 53-man roster (cleveland.com) - The Browns kept only two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster, but five tight ends to help power Kevin Stefanski’s run-heavy scheme.
- Gov. Mike DeWine announces 6,000 fans allowed for first 2 home games (Browns Zone) - Fans will be in the stands at FirstEnergy Stadium when the Browns open the home schedule Sept. 17 against the Bengals in prime time. Just not as many as the Browns hoped.
- Jadeveon Clowney expected to sign with Titans (ESPN) - Free-agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is expected to sign with the Tennessee Titans, sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Clowney would reunite with Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, who served as his position coach and defensive coordinator when the two were with the Houston Texans.
- Deshaun Watson agrees to 4-year, $156 million contract extension with Texans (Yahoo Sports) - The Houston Texans are locking up their franchise quarterback. Deshaun Watson agreed to a four-year, $156 million extension with the Texans on Saturday, according to Yahoo Sports’ Terez A. Paylor. The deal can max out at $160 million.
- All systems go for Tagovailoa, who’s expected to begin season as Dolphins’ backup QB (Miami Herald) - Tua Tagovailoa’s hip is fine. And his game seems to be too. There’s no other way to interpret the Miami Dolphins’ decision to cut Josh Rosen Friday, one of dozens of late-week roster moves to get Miami’s roster to 53 players by Saturday’s league-mandated deadline.
- NFL, NFLPA agree to extend daily testing until further notice (NFL.com) - The health and safety protocols established by the league and its players association have proven to be successful amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the NFL will continue them into the regular season. The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to extend daily COVID-19 testing for players and other Tier 1 and 2 individuals until further notice, with the exception of game day, according to a memo sent to all 32 clubs, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.