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Former federal Judge Sue L. Robinson is the Disciplinary Officer who would hear Deshaun Watson case

The NFL’s new procedure for imposing discipline under the Personal Conduct Policy incorporates a Disciplinary Officer, who is jointly appointed and paid by the NFL and the NFL Players Association. The person retained for that position is former federal Judge Sue L. Robinson.Appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in 1991 [more]

Browns sign Parnell Motley

Cleveland has added a defensive back.The Browns signed cornerback Parnell Motley, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon.Motley has been with four organizations since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2020. He played four games as a rookie, two for the Broncos and two for the Buccaneers. He spent 2021 on the Lions’ [more]

Freddie Kitchens hired as senior football analyst on South Carolina staff

Former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has found his next job, getting the title of senior football analyst at South Carolina.Kitchens and South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer have known each other for years; they were both on the Mississippi State staff in 2004 and 2005. That was the last time Kitchens coached at the [more]

Bengals don’t have the usual target that attaches to Super Bowl teams

When an NFL franchise makes it to the Super Bowl one year, that team faces a rude awakening the next. The Bengals may avoid this fate.Typically, a conference champion acquires the bull’s-eye that comes from being a measuring stick for other teams. Suddenly, teams that want to prove themselves circle that date on the schedule. [more]

NFL’s betting partners surely would like to have a Deshaun Watson decision, too

Beyond the Browns, their opponents, and their fans, there’s another key constituency that would like to know whether quarterback Deshaun Watson will miss any, some, or all of the games to be played in 2022.The NFL’s seven sports betting partners.They want to take bets. They want to make money from taking bets. With Watson’s status [more]

Browns claim Luther Kirk, Reggie Robinson

A couple of defensive backs who were cut on Monday found new homes with the Browns on Tuesday.The Browns announced that they have claimed safety Luther Kirk and cornerback Reggie Robinson off of waivers. Kirk was cut by the Falcons while Robinson was dumped by the Texans.Kirk spent time with the Cowboys and Vikings after [more]

Testifying under oath, Deshaun Watson admits Ashley Solis cried at end of massage

Barring one or more settlements, Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson eventually will stand trial in 22 different cases with 22 different juries regarding claims made by 22 different massage therapists.Last week, Watson testified in one of the pre-trial depositions that a massage ended with the therapist crying, according to Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today. Watson also [more]

Dolphins, Eagles will hold joint practices this summer

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts once shared the field at Alabama practices and they’ll be sharing the field again this summer.The Eagles announced on Tuesday that the two teams will practice together in Miami before closing out the preseason by playing against each other on August 27.Tagovailoa and Hurts aren’t the [more]

David Bell preparing to play in the slot for Browns as a rookie

Wide receiver David Bell was a first-team All-American, and Fred Biletnikoff Award winner after catching 93 passes during his final season at Purdue, but that didn’t help him land in the first round of this year’s draft.Bell wound up going to the Browns in the third round and a lackluster performance at the Scouting Combine [more]

Clock is ticking on NFL’s Deshaun Watson decision

Whatever the NFL does when it comes to Deshaun Watson, it presumably needs to get it done before Week One.Step one, the reported meeting with Watson that will happen this week. Step two, under the league’s new procedure as of 2020, the NFL proposes a punishment, if any.Step three, the Disciplinary Officer investigates, prosecutes, likely [more]

Johnny Stanton pays tribute to his physician, who was killed in church shooting

The 52-year-old man killed during the Sunday shooting inside a California church was the primary care physician of Browns fullback Johnny Stanton.Dr. John Cheng is being hailed as a hero after charging the gunman in the attack early Sunday afternoon at Geneva Presbyterian Church in the Orange County city of Laguna Woods. Five people were [more]

Browns waive Junior Faulk

The Browns announced the signings of 12 undrafted free agents Friday. After their rookie minicamp, they are tweaking the bottom of the 90-player offseason roster.The team announced they waived cornerback Junior Faulk on Monday.Faulk, who played at Delta State, got on the NFL’s radar in 2019. He set a new school record for interceptions in [more]

NFL declines comment on report of meeting with Deshaun Watson

The uncertain status of Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson could be moving toward some kind of certainty, soon.League officials reportedly will meet with Watson in Texas this week, according to Josina Anderson. League spokesman Brian McCarthy tells PFT that the NFL  “will decline comment on that tweet.”McCarthy’s remark regarding the new report came in response to Monday [more]

Deshaun Watson taking Browns offense to Bahamas this weekend

Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has been getting to know his new teammates over the last few weeks and that process will continue outside of Cleveland this weekend.Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports that Watson will be treating members of the Browns offense to a trip to the Bahamas. According to the report, Watson has secured [more]

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