- 13 questions for John Johnson III, who wants the defense to keep rolling in his return to L.A. (clevelandbrowns.com) - The veteran safety has played a key role in Cleveland’s back-to-back dominant defensive efforts.
- Jedrick Wills Jr. out with ankle injury; LB Anthony Walker returns from IR (ESPN) - Cleveland Browns left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers with a left ankle injury. That likely will leave the Browns with Blake Hance or rookie James Hudson protecting quarterback Baker Mayfield’s blind side as he plays through a torn labrum in his left, non-throwing shoulder.
- Joel Bitonio will become fourth Browns player in new era to start 100 games on Sunday (cleveland.com) - Browns left guard Joel Bitonio will do something on Sunday very few Browns players have done since the team returned. When he takes the field, he’ll become only the fourth Browns player since 1999 to start 100 games, joining Joe Thomas (167), Orpheus Roye (102) and Alex Mack (101) as the only four Browns players to reach the milestone since the franchise’s rebirth.
- Browns-inspired podcast shows a superfan can be from anywhere (cleveland19.com) - Some of the biggest Cleveland Browns fans can be found all over the United States. Dustin Kuck was in the third grade when he pledged his loyalty to the Cleveland Browns. Kuck’s continued love for the Browns is broadcasted weekly over the airways as he co-hosts a podcast called “Here We Go Brownies” with Myrtle Beach resident, Ally Hoysong.
- San Francisco 49ers place TE George Kittle on injured reserve (ESPN) - The San Francisco 49ers have placed George Kittle on injured reserve, ruling the tight end out for at least three games due to his calf injury.
- NFL taking next step toward playing games in Germany, to unveil three finalist cities (NFL.com) - The NFL International Series is taking the next step toward expansion. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the league is taking the next critical step toward playing a regular season game in Germany, possibly as early as 2022.
- Ravens rookie Odafe Oweh fined for hit that knocked out Denver QB Teddy Bridgewater; Broncos not punished for hits on QB Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Sun) - The NFL fined Ravens rookie outside linebacker Odafe Oweh $11,457 for a hit that knocked Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out of Sunday’s game.