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  • NFL Teams That Should Already Be Looking Ahead to the 2021 Draft

    Bleacher Report "We're only three weeks into the 2020 NFL season, but there are already a handful of teams that might as well pack it up and starting preparing for 2021. The 2021 NFL draft should feature several potential franchise players, including guys like Clemson's Trevor..." October 01

  • Some NFL owners send mixed messages with political support for Donald Trump

    USA Today "Maybe you’ve noticed the not-so-subliminal messages the NFL has imprinted in end zones: It Takes All Of Us. End Racism. What a noble cause, NFL. Colin Kaepernick is still blackballed (and joined this season by his silent-protesting pal, Eric Reid) but the..." October 01

  • Baker Mayfield prepared for possibility of shootout with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "After both the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys experienced offensive misfires in their season openers, they’ve both piled up points over their last two contests. The Browns have averaged 34.5 points per game in their victories over the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington..." October 01

  • Kareem Hunt, Joel Bitonio won’t practice Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns will open the practice week without a couple of key offensive players on the field. The team announced that running back Kareem Hunt and left guard Joel Bitonio will not practice. " September 30

  • Seattle Seahawks sign former Packers, Browns DB Damarious Randall

    ESPN "With injury issues in their secondary, the Seattle Seahawks have signed former Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns defensive back Damarious Randall to their practice squad. The Seahawks announced that move Tuesday; they also signed defensive..." September 30

  • NFLPA president calls for all teams to use grass fields

    SI "NFLPA president JC Tretter is calling on NFL franchises to change all of their field surfaces to natural grass. In an open letter shared Wednesday on the NFLPA's website, Tretter, who is also the starting center on the Cleveland Browns, wrote that "The unforgiving nature..." September 30

  • NFL issues strong warning to coaches who won't wear masks on sideline

    ESPN "The NFL has issued another strong warning to coaches who won't wear masks on the sideline during games, threatening suspensions and forfeiture of draft picks as punishment for failing to comply with COVID-19 game-day protocols, according to a league memo obtained Wednesday by ESPN's..." September 30

  • Browns sign Dontrell Hilliard to roster

    Dawgs By Nature "The Cleveland Browns signed running back Dontrell Hilliard to the active roster on Wednesday. Hilliard opened the season by spending the first three weeks on the team’s practice squad. " September 30

  • Nine NFL teams poised for playoff breakthrough in 2020, including two that haven't gone in more than a decade

    USA Today "Parity has long been one of the NFL's calling cards and a major reason it continues a runaway as the country's most popular sports league. Sure, it's been largely dominated by the New England Patriots for the past two decades, but rarely has the greatest dynasty in..." September 30

  • Holding penalties plummet by 59 percent, leading to a spike in scoring

    Pro Football Talk "It’s becoming clear and obvious that the NFL’s focus on clear and obvious penalties is clearly and obviously aimed at one thing: Increasing scoring and in turn the excitement generated by NFL games in 2020. Kevin Seifert of takes a closer look at the..." September 30

  • Players who could be wearing new uniforms in 2021

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NFL trade deadline is quickly approaching. It promises to be more active than in previous seasons with two additional teams slated to make the playoffs this coming January. Even if some of these players remain with their teams through the Nov. 3 deadline, there’s a..." September 29

  • Broncos 'top' NFL in injured reserve payroll

    Yardbarker "The Denver Broncos will enter October at 0-3 and without multiple lineup mainstays healthy and available. They do, however, lead the NFL in one dubious category.  As Mike Klis of 9News pointed out, Denver has the highest payroll for players on injured reserve among all..." September 29

  • Forward-thinking moves paying off through Week 3 "The seeds for some of Week 3's biggest stories were planted this offseason, back when it was unclear if there would even be a season. In this week's Debrief, I'm going to focus on some of the early decisions that got us here: The Bills wouldn't have won..." September 28

  • Adam Gase and other NFL head coaches who should be fired

    Sportsnaut "Sunday’s Week 3 NFL action included some dud performances from teams who earned playoff spots a season ago. That includes the Houston Texans being unable to rebound from a two-game losing streak to start the season. They dropped a close contest with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over..." September 28

  • Browns Wide Receiver Done for Year With Torn ACL

    Heavy "The Cleveland Browns a key piece of their roster during Sunday’s game, with wide receiver and return man extraordinaire JoJo Natson tearing his ACL. Head coach Kevin Stefanski announced the season-ending injury during his press conference on Monday. " September 28

  • Myles Garrett shows off freakish strength on Dwayne Haskins sack "As a pass rusher, the goal is often to get a sack by any means necessary. Even the quarterback’s undershirt is fair game. We saw an example of that in the second quarter when Myles Garrett sacked Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Sunday. Haskins stepped up in the pocket..." September 27

  • Washington loses Chase Young vs. Browns to groin injury

    The Score "The Washington Football Team has ruled out defensive end Chase Young for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns after suffering a groin injury. Young went to the locker room after appearing to tweak his groin on a pass rush. " September 27

  • NFL Week 4 schedule and game-by-game predictions

    Sportsnaut "The NFL Week 4 schedule starts with the injury-plagued Denver Broncos heading to Jersey to take on the Saquon Barkley-less Giants. It concludes with a pretty lopsided matchup between the Green Bay Packers and a struggling Atlanta Falcons team.  In between, the Minnesota Vikings..." September 27

  • Cleveland Browns have first winning record in six years

    ESPN "Finally, the Cleveland Browns have a winning record again. With a 34-20 victory over Washington, the Browns moved to 2-1, giving them a record above .500 for the first time in six years. Cleveland had gone 90 consecutive weeks without a winning record, which was by..." September 27

  • Who will be next must-see player to emerge in NFL?

    USA Today "The Week 3 edition of "Monday Night Football" will feature one of the most anticipated matchups of the NFL season. The Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens boast not only two of the most well-rounded rosters in the league, but also the last two MVPs: quarterbacks Patrick..." September 27

  • Former Washington Pro Bowler Sends Stern Warning to Browns QB Baker Mayfield

    Heavy "The Cleveland Browns are a touchdown favorite against the Washington Football Team, but a game-changer could be the Redskins disruptive pass-rush, led by this year’s No. 2 overall pick Chase Young. Young has 2.5 sacks so far this season, while veterans Ryan Kerrigan..." September 27

  • Browns promote cornerback A.J. Green from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns announced they promoted cornerback A.J. Green to the active roster from the practice squad. Green is a rookie out of Oklahoma State. " September 26

  • NFL revises stadium sound rules, allows teams to crank up the volume on fake crowd noise

    CBS Sports "Two weeks into a season largely without in-person fans, the NFL has changed its stadium audio policy, allowing teams to crank up the volume on fake crowd noise beginning in Week 3. As NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday, the league has informed clubs that any stadium..." September 26

  • Denzel Ward, Mack Wilson questionable for Browns "The Browns are getting healthier on defense, and that was apparent in the final injury report heading into Sunday's game with the Washington Football Team. CB Denzel Ward (groin), LB Mack Wilson (knee) and DE Adrian Clayborn (hip) were listed as..." September 25

  • NFL sends memo reminding clubs of game day protocols; team under investigation "Ahead of Sunday's slate of NFL games, the league issued a memo Friday reminding clubs about game day protocols. The memo, obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, included another emphasis on face covering requirements and the NFL's intention to continue to impose..." September 25

  • Contender or fool's gold? Separating NFL's best 2-0 teams from the rest

    USA Today "A total of 11 NFL teams have jumped out to 2-0 starts, tying the league record for the most in a single year. While it’s still early, a hot start normally bodes well for postseason implications. Since 1990, of the 244 teams that have opened the year with 2-0 records, 151 of..." September 25

  • Browns’ Myles Garrett has sterling indictment of lack of accountability for police officers

    Clutch Points "Amid the decision in the case involving Breonna Taylor, many athletes have shared their disappointment in the verdict and have spoken out on racial injustice. Myles Garrett, the Pro Bowl defensive end for the Cleveland Browns, shared that something needs to be done about the lack..." September 25

  • Top Free Agents Who Can Help Desperate NFL Teams

    Bleacher Report "As expected, NFL free agency isn't slowing down as the calendar turns to Week 3.  With injuries piling up and expanded practice squads a part of this year's proceedings, notable names such as Blake Bortles, Ezekiel Ansah and Devonta Freeman have..." September 25

  • Odell Beckham Jr. accepts Browns' run game will lead to down individual numbers

    The Score "The Cleveland Browns rode their one-two punch of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to their first victory of the season last Thursday, and it led to an epiphany for Odell Beckham Jr. After the Browns ran for 215 yards in their 35-30 win, Beckham came to the..." September 24

  • Baker Mayfield hopes to build on connection with Odell Beckham Jr. "Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. weren’t suffering from anything that a 43-yard touchdown pass during Thursday night’s 35-30 victory over the Bengals couldn’t cure. Mayfield is hoping that the TD, on which he found Beckham open down the left sideline after a nice..." September 24

  • Cam Newton, Dak Prescott among 15 players in contract year to keep an eye on

    CBS Sports "A flurry of signings took place as the start of the regular season was approaching. Multiple players who would have been highly sought after in free agency or franchise tag candidates were taken off the market. Some of the more notable signings of players heading into a contract year..." September 24

  • NFL Season Off To Highest-Scoring Start Ever

    Pro Football Talk "More points and more touchdowns have been scored in the first two weeks of this season than in any opening two weeks in NFL history. So far this season, NFL teams have scored a combined 1,611 points. That breaks the previous record of 1,556 points scored in the first two weeks of the..." September 23

  • NFL players express disappointment in Breonna Taylor grand jury decision "A number of NFL players expressed disappointment and frustration regarding Wednesday's news that a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor. The one indictment brought by the grand jury was three..." September 23

  • Mack Wilson thought his knee injury was “karma” "Browns linebacker Mack Wilson thought that the hyperextended knee he suffered on Aug. 18 was payback for giving Nick Chubb a concussion the day before on an illegal horsecollar tackle in the non-contact first padded practice. "It was really tough,'' Wilson, who returned..." September 22

  • 2021 Draft QB Class Has NFL Teams Thinking About Losing in the 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "Some teams acquire their franchise quarterbacks through luck, and solid draft scouting—such as the New England Patriots with Tom Brady or the Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson. Other teams make moves in free agency (Drew Brees). Rarely are starting-level quarterbacks acquired via..." September 22

  • NFL announces no players tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 13-19

    Sportsnet "The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Tuesday that no players were positive for COVID-19 during the testing period from Sept. 13-19. " September 22

  • NFL hoping for full stadium at Super Bowl, but prepared for no fans

    Yahoo! Sports "Most NFL stadiums have been empty this season, and those with fans at all are operating at significantly reduced capacities. The NFL isn’t sure whether that will still be the case on Super Bowl Sunday. NFL event planners toured Raymond James Stadium this morning as part of the..." September 22

  • Roger Goodell on fining coaches for mask violations: 'You can't let up'

    USA Today "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has no qualms about harshly penalizing coaches who violate the NFL’s protocols mandating that they wear facemasks while roaming the sidelines. The NFL on Monday fined three coaches – San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan,..." September 22

  • Should NFL abandon the mask rule for coaches?

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL developed its policy that coaches must cover their mouths and noses on the sidelines, the NFL planned eventually  to conduct COVID-19 testing on players and coaches three times per week. Now that the NFL is conducting, and likely will continue to conduct, COVID-19 testing on a..." September 22

  • How rash of injuries could impact NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The biggest story to come out of Sunday’s Week 2 NFL action was myriad injuries suffered by multiple teams around the league. We’re talking game changers for contending teams and season-ending injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars.  All of this..." September 21

  • Browns vs Washington: Week 3 will define 2020 season for both teams

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Football Team went into Week 2 with confidence after it came back from a 17-0 deficit against the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles to open the season. Their defensive line looked unstoppable throughout the game and the secondary had two..." September 21

  • NFL may discipline coaches for not wearing face coverings

    Yardbarker "After a Week 1 warning, the NFL may be about to get serious when it comes to coaches who did not properly wear face coverings on the sideline. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the NFL is reviewing footage from Week 2 games and may fine several coaches for not following the..." September 21

  • How much trouble are 0-2 NFL teams really in given expanded playoff setup?

    USA Today "There are 11 teams with 0-2 records following the NFL's second week of action.   The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina..." September 21

  • Browns Discussed Odell Beckham Jr. Deal: 'Totally Not True'

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Browns haven't seriously entertained the idea of trading wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter spoke to a source who called the speculation "totally not true." "No idea where..." September 20

  • NFL sends final warning to teams regarding COVID-19 sideline protocols

    CBS Sports "The NFL is very serious about enforcing all COVID-related measures on game days this season, as a strongly-worded memo to teams indicated last week. Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of football operations, told me that fines and other punishment will be forthcoming for those who do..." September 20

  • NFL received great coronavirus news following Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL had extremely low rates of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the offseason, but many were concerned about how travel would impact that once games began. Through one week, the travel appears to have had no impact at all. Zero players or coaches tested positive for the..." September 20

  • 4 winners and 6 losers from Bengals’ 35-30 defeat to Browns

    Cincy Jungle "For the third time in four years, the Bengals played on Thursday Night Football in Week 2 of the regular season, and their 35-30 defeat to the Cleveland Browns makes them 1-2 in those games. Another loss in primetime stinks, but for once, it’s nice to know..." September 19

  • Kevin Stefanski hopes Thursday wasn’t offense’s ceiling "Baker Mayfield headed into the Bengals game Thursday night with his back against the wall and the whole world doubting him. Even Browns future Hall of Fame left Joe Thomas said this week that Mayfield knows he must prove himself this season ‘or they might have to find somebody..." September 18

  • Myles Garrett got his “retribution” with strip-sack "When Myles Garrett blew through the right guard and right tackle with six minutes left in the third quarter on Thursday night to strip sack Joe Burrow and set the Browns' offense up at the Bengals' 1-yard line, it was a game-changing moment. It was also a moment in which the..." September 18

  • Jarvis Landry Honors Chadwick Boseman W/ Custom 'Black Panther' Cleats

    TMZ "Awesome Chadwick Boseman tribute from NFL star Jarvis Landry ... the Cleveland Browns receiver rocked a pair of custom "Black Panther" cleats with the late actor's face on them. Landry donned the pieces for the Browns' game against the Cincinnati..." September 18