- The education of a young NFL front office phenom (The Ringer) - Andrew Berry’s rapid ascent to becoming the youngest GM in the NFL is no surprise to anyone who’s known him. The Browns’ makeover wouldn’t have been possible without him.
- Chase McLaughlin is questionable for season opener in Kansas City (Beacon Journal) - The Cleveland Browns made a late addition to the injury report Friday afternoon, listing kicker Chase McLaughlin as questionable for the season opener Sunday in Kansas City.
- Worried? Sure. But Browns fans should be excited as the season starts (Terry Pluto) - As the season begins and national “experts” are giving their opinions about the Cleveland Browns, understand this – writing and talking about the Browns is a great way for them to attract Internet hits and attention in other areas of the media. That’s especially true if you cover your Browns prediction with gloom and doom.
- Injuries, pandemic hindered Jarvis Landry, but he’s feeling great now (Browns Zone) - A surgically repaired hip that wasn’t back to normal. Painful broken ribs that restricted movement and hindered performance. A missed game due to COVID-19 contact tracing protocols that ended the revered streak of 110 to start his career. Receiver Jarvis Landry caught 72 passes for 840 yards and three touchdowns and realized his goal of leading the Browns to the playoffs in his third year with the team, but 2020 was his toughest in seven NFL seasons.
- Amazon likely front-runner for multiyear NFL Sunday Ticket deal, sources say (CNBC) - Amazon is in talks to acquire the rights for the National Football League’s “Sunday Ticket” package and is seen as the front-runner by others involved in talks with the league, according to people familiar with the matter. Amazon has a serious interest in the multiyear package of out-of-market games, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.
- Is cornerback the toughest position in football? (The Guardian) - Many believe that the no position can equal the burden placed on the quarterback. But the other side of the ball presents its own problems.
- Cowboys RT La’el Collins suspended five games for violation of substance-abuse policy (NFL.com) - Dallas Cowboys starting right tackle La’el Collins has been suspended by the NFL for five games due to violation of the NFL Policy on Substances of Abuse. Collins’ suspension stems from missing drug tests, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
- Ravens’ Gus Edwards, Marcus Peters suffered ‘fluke’ injuries, coach John Harbaugh says (ESPN) - Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh chalked up his team’s latest season-ending injuries to bad luck.