- Malik Jackson eager to ‘get the best out of everybody’ as D-Line mentor (clevelandbrowns.com) - Malik Jackson has always remembered the same piece of advice throughout his previous nine seasons as an NFL veteran. “Just be quiet and listen,” Jackson said in a recent interview for Best Podcast Available. “I don’t mean that in all rudeness, to say, ‘Shut up,’ but if somebody’s saying something, listen. If Coach is saying something, listen.”
- John Johnson III believes coordinator Joe “Exotic” Woods has plenty up his sleeve (Browns Zone) - Too bad “Joe Exotic” was already claimed. The way new safety John Johnson III envisions the rebuilt Browns defense, it would work as a nickname for coordinator Joe Woods.
- ‘Guiding principles’ dictate how Browns are revamping defense: GM Andrew Berry (The Athletic) - Yes, the Cleveland Browns’ key decision-makers spent time thinking about and planning for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in their offseason meetings. But they talked about beating the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, too. The boringly effective guys in charge don’t mind going full cliche when it comes to being prepared for everything, which is a big reason why the Browns are entering a season of high, yet legitimate expectations.
- Greedy Williams Looking to make a Complete Comeback (247 Sports) - One of the biggest question marks for the Cleveland Browns heading into the offseason was the cornerback position. With Greedy Williams suffering a season-ending nerve injury in his shoulder last season, his return has been in question. However, signs have been positive about Williams’ return to the field and he has been taking part in the OTA’s and he appears to be on track to be ready for training camp and hopefully, for the 2021 season.
- Ron Rivera planning for open QB competition during Washington training camp (NFL.com) - Ryan Fitzpatrick is penciled in as the Washington Football Team’s starting quarterback and the clear favorite over Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen. Despite Fitzmagic getting paid way more than his fellow signal-callers and being the presumptive starter, that didn’t stop coach Ron Rivera from declaring a QB competition heading into next month’s training camp.
- Packers don’t hold back any of offense because it’s Jordan Love at QB1 (ESPN) - One bad, one good and one somewhere in the middle. Such were Jordan Love’s three days as QB1 in the Green Bay Packers’ mandatory minicamp. That much could be seen by anyone inside the gates at Clarke Hinkle Field.
- Susan Tose Spencer broke glass ceiling for women in NFL front offices while saving Eagles from disaster (CBS Sports) - The Philadelphia Eagles were thrust into the national spotlight and a new generation of fans was born from Randall Cunningham joining the franchise. The untold story of the quarterback’s rise sits with one woman who spearheaded the braintrust that ensured Cunningham bore the “Kelly Green” jerseys that are still the most popular in the team’s history.
- NFL’s rookie webinar gave players valuable advice (The News & Observer) - One of the most-asked questions at the NFL’s rookie webinar last month was how to handle family and friends asking for money. The advice was simple: Just say no.