- What Browns star Jarvis Landry learned while missing games with an injury for the first time in his life (Beacon Journal) - As soon as Jarvis Landry returned to his Olmsted Falls home the evening of Sept. 19 with the sprained medial collateral ligament he suffered earlier in the day, the Browns wide receiver hit the comeback trail.
- 15 questions for Greedy Williams, who is ready to step up again (clevelandbrowns.com) - It’s hard to find anyone who’s embodied the “next man up” mentality more than Greedy Williams. The third-year CB has been called upon multiple times already this season, first filling in for Greg Newsome II for three games and then stepping in for an injured Denzel Ward at the end of Cleveland’s Week 7 win over the Broncos. Now, Williams is poised to do it again Sunday against the Steelers while Ward continues to recover from a hamstring injury.
- Browns top 5 rated PFF offensive, defensive players through Week 7 (Browns Wire) - Taking a look at the Browns Pro Football Focus grades can provide a lot of interesting information. PFF does a good job of trying to quantify what we see on the field beyond just the boxscore. They are by no means perfect but can provide interesting context.
- Steelers-Browns has a new feel as the rivalry heads back to Cleveland (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) - If the Cleveland Browns turned a corner in that 48-37 upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild card round, it was a coming-of-age that was lost on Joe Haden at the time. Now, nearly 10 months later, with the two sides ready to go at it again, Haden’s as good a voice as any to lay out how that playoff game was the first page in a new chapter of the Steelers-Browns rivalry. And, yes, we can safely call it that once more.
- Atlanta Falcons’ Calvin Ridley on route-running: ‘It’s art, it’s drawing, it’s lines, it is separation’ (ESPN) - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley was at an Atlanta park digging into his offseason training just before the pandemic began in 2020. An NFL quarterback and another receiver were with him. This was his preference, find a few friends across the league, get work in and get out.
- Matt Nagy remains in COVID-19 protocol and will miss the Chicago Bears’ game against the San Francisco 49ers (Chicago Tribune) - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy will not be available for Sunday afternoon’s game against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field as he remains in the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol. The Bears announced that news Saturday morning, leaving special teams coordinator Chris Tabor to serve as the interim head coach until Nagy’s return.
- Panthers moving on from NFL trade deadline interest in Deshaun Watson, sources say (CBS Sports) - Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper remained interested in Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson leading up to the NFL trade deadline, according to several sources who have been in close contact with him, but talks stalled and now appear to have been ended for an in-season move.
- Derrick Henry isn’t just defying football history. He’s making it. (The Ringer) - The Titans star is chasing his second straight 2,000-yard season and his third straight rushing title. He’s also making a case that someone from the era that de-emphasized running can go down as one of the greatest running backs of all time.