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  • Is Baker Mayfield confident or childish?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "  After many (and we mean many) attempts, the Cleveland Browns finally have a competent quarterback they can hang their hats on. Not only do fans love Baker Mayfield’s arm, they appreciate the swag he brings to the team. However, he is in hot water with plenty of..." July 19

  • Top Five Cornerbacks in the NFL Entering the 2019 Season

    The Big Lead "Cornerbacks are one of two defensive positions in the NFL that command the big-money contracts, other than pass rushers, and their importance is even greater today with the constant rise of the passing game. In fact, with the rise of the passing game and how often teams throw the..." July 19

  • Hue Jackson on Baker Mayfield: He has to do what he feels he needs to do

    Pro Football Talk "Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield revisited his criticism of former head coach Hue Jackson in a recent interview and said that he hasn’t changed his view since the end of the 2018 season. Jackson took a job with the Bengals after being fired by Cleveland during the season and..." July 18

  • Baker Mayfield Is the Smack-Talking Quarterback of the Future

    The Big Lead "Baker Mayfield is not content to hide behind his position. As countless other quarterbacks go the Russell Wilson route and turn into a corporate figurehead focused on avoiding interesting comments and behavior at all costs, Mayfield is marching to the beat of his own loud drum...." July 18

  • Pre-Week 1 CBA Deal No Longer Goal?

    Pro Football Rumors "A three-day conference turned into a one-day summit this week, with the NFL and NFLPA’s latest round of CBA negotiations ending earlier today. The sides also may be moving their target date to have this process wrapped up. While a new CBA being agreed to before Week 1..." July 17

  • Browns' Myles Garrett eager for 'more freedom to be the player I want to be'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Myles Garrett caused some commotion by mentioning earlier this offseason that he was limited to just a few moves under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Garrett sounded genuinely excited about the idea he can add to his repertoire of moves this upcoming season. “I..." July 17

  • 10 NFL players poised to take big leap in 2019

    Sportsnaut "Summertime is here, and football season is, too. It’s the best time of year for those of us who eat, sleep and breathe this game. It’s also the time of year when young NFL players start to set themselves apart as particularly special for their respective teams. With that..." July 17

  • Baker Mayfield Believed Patriots Would Trade Up and Draft Him in 2018

    The Big Lead "Baker Mayfield is one of the bright young stars in today’s game, throwing for 3,725 yards along with 27 touchdowns in only his rookie season. The 2018 first overall pick has the makings of the quarterback the Cleveland Browns have been looking for over the last 20 or so..." July 17

  • Baker Mayfield went to extreme lengths to land first date with wife Emily Wilkerson

    Sportsnaut "Baker Mayfield and Emily Wilkerson are happily married, and the story of how Mayfield finally landed his first date with her is hilarious. The details were shared in a brilliant article ESPN’s Mina Kimes published on Wednesday. After being introduced by a mutual friend in 2017,..." July 17

  • Baker Mayfield shades Giants fans in a big way discussing OBJ

    Sportsnaut "Baker Mayfield has developed quite a reputation early in his career for making statements that some people just aren’t going to like. He did it once more in an interview with ESPN’s Mina Kimes. Discussing his experience with Cleveland Browns fans, and how they’ll..." July 17

  • Baker Mayfield wanted “revenge” against Hue Jackson

    Pro Football Talk "Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was critical of his former coach, Hue Jackson, for going to the division rival Bengals after getting fired by the Browns. With some time to reflect on that this offseason, Mayfield says he hasn’t changed his opinion. Mayfield told ESPN..." July 17

  • The Biggest Concern for Every NFL Team Before the Season Begins

    Bleacher Report "Fanbases would rather not talk about it—and head coaches rarely acknowledge these thoughts to the media—but every NFL team goes into the regular season with major concerns. The offseason brings new hope, but coaches and front-office executives should always..." July 16

  • Four Potential Landing Spots for Jadeveon Clowney

    The Big Lead "Jadeveon Clowney was as hyped as any prospect in recent memory heading into the 2014 NFL draft. Five years later, Clowney hasn’t become the top-tier edge threat many believed he could be, but has developed into a solid player at the very least. Health is his biggest question; it..." July 16

  • Myles Garrett Rips Odell Beckham Over Madden Rating

    Heavy "Myles Garrett and Odell Beckham Jr. are the two highest rated Cleveland Browns in the latest edition of Madden. However, Garrett still has some gripes. Garrett, a second-team All-Pro defensive end last season, is rated 91 overall, putting him behind only Aaron Donald (99 overall),..." July 15

  • An Updated Look at the 2020 NFL Free-Agent Class Ahead of Training Camp

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NFL free-agent class has the early look of a juggernaut capable of reshaping the league as fans know it.  Granted, plenty of time has to pass before the floodgates open, and along that journey, extensions and other happenings will prevent the 2020 class from..." July 15

  • Top 100 players as voted by our NFL crew

    CBS Sports "After going through our positional Top 10s over the past several weeks, you know we had to do a staff Top 100 here at CBS. (Not to be confused with Pete Prisco's Top 100, which can be found right here.)  This list was arrived at the same way as those: our panel of voters..." July 15

  • 11 potential NFL player holdouts, ranked from most to least likely to happen this summer

    SB Nation "When NFL training camps opened in July 2018, many of the league’s biggest names steered clear. Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, and Earl Thomas all refused to show up due to qualms with their contracts. Bell never reported, opting instead..." July 15

  • NFL rumors: Would NFL actually give TV rights to Amazon, Netflix or DAZN? Here’s what Roger Goodell thinks

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s broadcast rights deals end in 2022, and the league is already starting to think about what those negotiations might look like. Compared to the last round of rights negotiations, the NFL has more possible suitors for their product in the form of various streaming..." July 15

  • 10 NFL rookies set to surprise this season

    Sportsnaut "We previously looked at 10 high NFL Draft picks from this year’s class set to disappoint as rookies. While that was a negative look at some of the best-known youngsters, we’re now going in a different direction. The Arizona Cardinals need wide receiver help. This..." July 15

  • The fans seem to want to stick with 16 games

    Pro Football Talk "With the sudden proliferation of stories about the NFL’s desire to expand the season to 18 games, we decided on Friday to get scientific. Or as close to scientific as social media allows. A Twitter poll asked you, the reader, to vote on four options for the length of a..." July 15

  • Browns TE David Njoku thought Giants would draft him

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Browns drafted David Njoku with the 29th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Before going to the Browns, Njoku believed he’d be playing with Odell Beckham Jr.—but on the New York Giants. During the draft process in 2017, Njoku thought the Giants would draft..." July 14

  • David Njoku: Odell Beckham’s been a “phenomenal” fit "David Njoku might have been teaching small things, but he is dreaming big. “Super” big. And Odell Beckham is partly responsible. The Cleveland Browns were a vastly improved team from 2017 to 2018 — Njoku’s first two seasons as an NFL tight..." July 14

  • Browns, Damarious Randall having preliminary talks about new deal

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In 2019, Browns safety Damarious Randall will make $9.069 million in the final year of his contract — more than he earned in the first four years of his rookie deal combined ($7.915 million). That’s because he’s playing on the fifth-year option salary for cornerbacks..." July 13

  • Report: NFL at impasse with DirecTV over Sunday Ticket package

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL fans have been able to catch every out-of-market game the league offers for more than two decades now with DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket package, but it is possible that arrangement may have an expiration date of two more seasons. Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic reports that the NFL..." July 12

  • Sources: NFL shelves full-time officiating program

    ESPN "The NFL has put its full-time officials program on hold as part of ongoing labor talks with the NFL Referees Association, multiple sources said Thursday. Barring a turn in negotiations, the decision means the NFL will revert to its previous structure of using a full roster of..." July 12

  • Four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA

    Pro Football Talk "Last July, five of seven unsigned players in the top 10 were represented by CAA. This year, four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA. One reason for this? CAA typically represents a lot of first-round picks. Another reason for it? CAA drives a hard..." July 12

  • NFL Has Reportedly Discussed Absurd Rule Change Involving 18-Game Season

    12 Up "The NFL's collective bargaining agreement is set to expire in 2021 and major changes could be on the way. The league and the NFLPA are looking to negotiate a new labor deal and are reportedly using these consultations to potentially inquire about expanding the regular season to 18..." July 11

  • Browns RB Duke Johnson signs with Drew Rosenhaus "Duke Johnson was not without an agent for long. Two days after moving on from his previous representation, the disgruntled Cleveland Browns running back has signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source informed of the decision. ESPN first..." July 11

  • Ex-NFL RB Trent Richardson, QB Conner Cook To Take Their Talents To The XFL

    Total Pro Sports "Former National Football Players Trent Richardson and Conner Cook have plans to show off their talents once again to make a case to get back into the league. In the final showcase in St. Louis for the XFL, the former NFL RB and QB will be participants to get their feet into the..." July 11

  • 11 potential NFL player holdouts, ranked from most to least likely to happen this summer

    SB Nation "When NFL training camps opened in July 2018, many of the league’s biggest names steered clear. Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, and Earl Thomas all refused to show up due to qualms with their contracts. Bell never reported, opting instead..." July 11

  • Who's the Early Favorite for No. 1 in 2020 NFL Draft?

    Bleacher Report "Every football fan wants to know two things—which NFL team will have the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 draft and which player it will select. We can't know either one this early, but thanks to Super Bowl betting oddsfrom Caesars (current as of Wednesday,..." July 11

  • 4 NFL Underdogs No One is Giving Enough Credit to Entering 2019

    12 Up "The NFL season is right around the corner which presents the usual suspects as favorites. The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams are the odds on favorites to win the Super Bowl, but these four teams might just shock the world next..." July 11

  • Ex-Browns coach Hue Jackson still thinks he can be an NFL head coach

    New York Post "Hue Jackson is on the hunt for an NFL team that will look beyond his less-than-stellar track record. For the first time in 32 years, Jackson, who was axed by the Browns last season following an abysmal 3-36-1 record, is planning for a fall with no team to coach. Despite the lack of..." July 11

  • 5 NFL Coaches Who Will End Up on the Hot Seat in 2019

    12 Up "Anyone will tell you the NFL stands for "Not For Long," and nothing could be more true for the league's head coaches. With constant reshuffling and the next forward-thinking coach always out there to be snatched up, there are bound to be plenty of coaching shake-ups this year...." July 11

  • 11 NFL Draft Picks Remain Unsigned

    Pro Football Rumors "Roughly 4% of this year’s draft picks have yet to sign their rookie contracts, as shown in PFR’s tracker. So far, 243 of this year’s 254 selections have inked their deals. Here’s the complete breakdown, sorted by round: First Round..." July 11

  • Hue Jackson says historically bad Browns tenure was ‘some of the best coaching I did’

    Sportsnaut "Hue Jackson went 3-36-1 as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns but is convinced he did an amazing job leading the franchise. No team in history put together a worse two-season stretch than the Browns did between 2016-17, when they went 1-31. During..." July 10

  • The Browns are being overhyped, here’s why

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns have become a sexy Super Bowl pick after what was among the most event-filled offseasons in franchise history. Adding star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and former Pro Bowl running back Kareem Hunt to the mix has put this long downtrodden organization on the front..." July 09

  • 1 Move Every NFL Team Should Make Before the 2019 Season Begins

    Bleacher Report "The wait for NFL football is almost over, folks. The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos face off in the Hall of Fame Game on August 1, which will officially kick off the 2019 preseason. That's mere weeks away. Most significant offseason moves have already been made...." July 09

  • Browns RB Duke Johnson parts ways with agent amidst trade request

    Clutch Points "Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson is clearly ready for some change. Early in the offseason he requested a trade. That hasn’t happened yet though, as the Browns haven’t even made it clear they’re attempting to fulfill that request. Now according to Ian..." July 09

  • Baker Mayfield gave all his wedding guests custom Nike dancing shoes

    Sportsnaut "Baker Mayfield and Emily Wilkinson took their relationship to the ultimate level by getting married in a lavish wedding on Saturday night in Malibu. Wilkinson shared a pre-wedding picture on her Instagram account that shows the softer side of Mayfield. Mayfield had many of..." July 08

  • 10 NFL veterans who could be surprising training camp cuts

    Sportsnaut "Every summer, young players come seemingly out of nowhere to provide value to their teams, while subsequently making notable veterans training camp cuts. It’s the latter group we’re focusing on here. These 10 NFL veterans have done big things in the past but could be..." July 08

  • The 3 best and 3 worst relocations in NFL history

    SB Nation "Loyalty is a rarity in the NFL. Players, coaches, and executives change homes every year after either exhausting their usefulness in one location or searching for greener pastures. And that ever-shifting landscape isn’t limited to people. In the past three years, we’ve..." July 08

  • Baker Mayfield and his new bride shared the cutest post-wedding video on IG

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Browns star quarterback Baker Mayfield is now married to Emily Wilkinson. The happy couple tied the knot on Saturday night. On Sunday, Mayfield shared an adorable video of the two of them on his Instagram Story. " July 07

  • NFL Youngsters Who Could Still Blossom into Stars

    Bleacher Report "Every young player enters the NFL with dreams of becoming a star. It's especially true of players drafted in the first couple of rounds as an invitation to the draft brings with it an expectation that stardom is just around the corner. For some, that's exactly what..." July 07

  • Muhammad Wilkerson, Corey Liuget remain top unsigned free agents

    Pro Football Talk "Free agency in the NFL has slowed down — and effectively stopped for the top players, as we haven’t heard so much as a peep about any interest in the top remaining free agents in recent weeks. The two best available free agents in our Top 100 listare both defensive..." July 07

  • Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says Browns a lot better team ‘on paper’

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Browns hype train continues to gain steam this offseason after the bevy of moves that John Dorsey was able to make. Although, Baltimore Ravens’ owner Steve Bisciotti says to be wary of crowning the Browns as AFC North champions. In an article by ESPN by Jamison..." July 06

  • Mark Wahlberg Says Baker Mayfield Is ‘Heir’ to Tom Brady’s Throne

    Heavy "Mark Wahlberg is a big fan of his workout buddy Baker Mayfield. So much so that he’s made known that one day he’d like to see the former Heisman winner leading his favorite franchise in Foxborough. Following the 2018 NFL Draft where Mayfield was selected No. 1..." July 06

  • Lamar Jackson says he’s not worried about Browns

    ESPN "Quarterback Lamar Jackson's best footwork of the offseason came when he sidestepped the final question of minicamp like a grizzled veteran. So, what does Jackson think about all the buzz surrounding the Cleveland Browns and not his defending AFC North champion Baltimore..." July 06

  • 10 NFL players with most to prove in training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "Before long, all 32 NFL teams will officially report to training camp in preparation for the 2019 regular season. It will be the beginning of a quest for Super Bowl LIV, and everyone should legitimately feel like they have a chance. That extends to the players — both rookies and..." July 04

  • Predicting Where Top Remaining NFL Free Agents Will Sign

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is stuck in the doldrums of the dead period nearly four months after the start of its new league year, but pro football's version of free agency isn't complete.  Training camps are set to start later this month, and inevitably, attrition will occur...." July 03