- When football no longer mattered (clevelandbrowns.com) - Ryan Switzer found a new perspective on life after watching his son fight for his own.
- Jadeveon Clowney not preoccupied with long-term plans (247 Sports) - If there’s anything that new Cleveland Browns defensive end and former top draft pick Jadeveon Clowney has learned over the course of his NFL career, it may very well to never get too settled into your home. The 2021 season will make the third team that Clowney has played for in as many seasons and his fourth overall since being taken by the Houston Texans first off the board in 2014 NFL Draft, and while Clowney would like to think that he’ll be Cleveland will be home for the long haul, the former South Carolina star knows better than to get too comfortable in one place.
- Anthony Walker changes to an unusual jersey number (Browns Wire) - When watching the Cleveland Browns defense play this year, it will look a little strange to see a player wearing a No. 4 jersey in the middle. No, it’s not Phil Dawson trying something new. The No. 4 jersey in Cleveland now belongs to linebacker Anthony Walker.
- Rehabbing Odell Beckham Jr. looks on track to draw double teams again (Beacon Journal) - Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt saw enough from Odell Beckham Jr. this week to know that the star receiver will soon be drawing double teams again.
- Chargers’ Joey Bosa adjusting to new defense (ESPN) - Just when you thought Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, heading into his sixth season, couldn’t do anything to surprise you anymore, he comes up with this: A media day photo with a very small (and terrified) dog in a baby stroller.
- Tom Brady on playing until he’s 50: ‘Even for me, that’s a long time’ (NFL.com) - Tom Brady has previously stated that he’s aiming to play until he’s 45-years-old or even maybe a touch longer. Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht has said he’d let the ageless champion play until he’s 50. Even for the all-time great, that might be stretching it a bit, however.
- ‘I’d rather die actually living’: Bills’ Cole Beasley leans into anti-vaccine stance (The Guardian) - Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley leaned into the sharp backlash from statements he’s made critical of the coronavirus vaccine on Friday, disclosing that he is not vaccinated and pledging to “live my one life like I want to regardless”.
- NFL holding its inaugural General Manager Forum next week (KSAT.com) - The NFL is holding its inaugural General Manager Forum next week in an effort to increase minority hiring in front offices. The forum, named after Ozzie Newsome, will be held virtually on Monday ahead of the fourth annual Quarterback Coaching Summit. There are only four Black GMs and three Black head coaches in a 32-team league where about 70% of the players are minorities.