- 12 questions for Greg Newsome II (clevelandbrowns.com) - Greg Newsome II hasn’t been heard from much in his first two NFL games, and that’s exactly what you want from a rookie cornerback.
- Commercial featuring Browns Joel Bitonio, Jack Conklin draws howls at team meeting (Beacon Journal) - The Browns ended Friday’s team meeting with 30 seconds of hilarity. After coach Kevin Stefanski spoke and a few key points had been made, a new commercial for an area car dealership featuring left guard Joel Bitonio and right tackle Jack Conklin was shown.
- Now that Odell Beckham Jr. is back for Browns, focus turns to replacing Jarvis Landry (cleveland.com) - The concept of staying ready isn’t foreign to Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins. Hardly a season of his career has gone by without his playing time falling off only to see it jump when one of his teammates goes down.
- 5 things to watch for as the Chicago Bears play the Cleveland Browns, including the game plan for Justin Fields (Chicago Tribune) - Chicago Bears rookie Justin Fields, who starred in college at Ohio State, will return to the Buckeye State to make his first career start against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium. As kickoff approaches, here’s our snapshot look at the game.
- T.J. Watt downgraded, will miss Steelers’ game against Bengals with groin injury (triblive.com) - On the eve of their game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers learned they will be without both of their starting outside linebackers. T.J. Watt, who had been limited in practice the entire week of preparation, was downgraded to out Saturday because of a groin injury he suffered in the second quarter last Sunday.
- Inside the drive that made Eli Manning a New York Giants legend (ESPN) - It’s the drive that says everything about Eli Manning the football player. The poise, the moxie and even-keeled demeanor came to the fore even in the most stressful of situations.
- There’s reason for NFL to fear Jeff Bezos. But it’s not big enough to keep him out, especially if London is in play (Yahoo Sports) - For all intents and purposes, the NFL’s London dream is dead. Too many logistical problems. Too many unknowns. Too much red tape. And when you get down to it — even in the ultra-rich NFL ownership group — there’s nobody rich enough, hungry enough and ambitious enough to take the league’s most expensive gamble and go the distance with it. Well, until now.
- Matt Canada hasn’t rejuvenated Ben Roethlisberger (The Ringer) - The Steelers hired a new offensive coordinator this offseason, seemingly intent on getting their future Hall of Famer back to something resembling his peak. But so far, the Steelers offense is picking up right where it left off in 2020.