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Browns OLs Drew Forbes, Drake Dorbeck opt out of 2020 season

The Browns have two less offensive linemen joining them at training camp than they expected. The team announced on Wednesday that guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck have exercised their right to opt out of playing this season. Neither player will be able to reverse course at any point this year. Forbes was a [more]

Browns team doctor “cautiously optimistic” about season

With COVID-19 cases spiking in several states and Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins having an outbreak, many are wondering how the NFL possibly is going to pull off its season. But Browns team physician Dr. James Voos offered a ray of hope. “We certainly want to remain cautiously optimistic,’’ Voos said on a Zoom call [more]

Browns still hoping to have fans able to attend games this season

The Cleveland Browns are still hoping they will be able to have fans attend their home games this season. According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the team is still exploring the possible options that would make having fans attend games at FirstEnergy Stadium a reality. “It’s fluid,” team spokesman Peter John-Baptiste said. “The Browns [more]

Mike Tyson’s return sparks an interesting NFL-related question

Mike Tyson will be returning to the ring, for one last time. That sparked an interesting (at least to us) question in a recent edition of PFT Live: Which retired NFL player would we like to see back on the field one more time? Charean Williams and I drafted four players each, focusing on guys [more]

Six players from five teams placed on COVID-19 reserve list

The Browns announced they have placed running back Dontrell Hilliard and safety Jovante Moffatt on reserve/COVID-19 list. Four other players from four teams also were placed on the COVID-19 list Sunday, according to the NFL transactions report. Ravens defensive back Nigel Warrior, Bengals defensive end Kendall Futrell, Cowboys receiver Jon'Vea Johnson and Chiefs receiver Aleva [more]

Browns place Dontrell Hilliard, Jovante Moffatt on COVID-19 list

The Browns have placed running back Dontrell Hilliard and safety Jovante Moffatt on reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Sunday. The new reserve list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who is quarantined after being in close contact with an infected person. If a player falls into either of [more]

NFL, Washington’s opponents haven’t removed former team name from 2020 schedules

When word first emerged of an imminent plan to ditch the name of the Washington football team, it was accompanied with a report that other teams had been told to prepare to scrub the old name from their websites. This morning, Washington officially dumped its former name, opting for the “Washington Football Team” placeholder until [more]

Report: Expectation is face shields will be recommended, not required

One of the outstanding issues regarding the start of training camp and the 2020 season is whether players will be required to wear face shields on their helmets. Oakley developed the shields, which cover the area over the nose and mouth and have holes to allow for breathing, as a way to limit the spread [more]

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine could see fans at games in the fall

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said he could see a possibility of having fans in the stands at sporting events in the fall. But it’s what happens outside those events that seems to concern him the most. DeWine told C. Trent Rosecrans of TheAthletic.com that it’s too soon to say right now when fans might be [more]

Browns naming rights sponsor accused of bribing politicians

Naming rights deals for stadiums are suddenly in the news, with Washington being pressured into a name change,  in part by the title sponsor of its building, and the Bills ending their deal with a local apparel company after it laid off over 100 local workers. Now, the Browns have some questions to answer about [more]

Which defensive players would you start a franchise with?

With players like Myles Garrett and Chris Jones recently signing new contracts, we had an idea for a draft for our first day back from hiatus: Which defensive players would you start a franchise with? Simms and I made three selections each during Monday’s PFT Live. The full segment is attached. Which is a fairly [more]

David Njoku: I love Cleveland with all my heart

Browns tight end David Njoku requested a trade earlier this month and said that he’d like to move on before the start of training camp. We’re a week away from that start date and there’s been no sign of movement toward a deal that would put him on another team by then. Whether or not [more]

JC Tretter: We all have a responsibility to keep each other safe

The NFLPA held a conference call on Friday to discuss matters related to the NFL’s return to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic and one of the first questions posed to union officials had to do with keeping players accountable for being safe when they are away from team facilities. The NFLPA advised players not to [more]

Myles Garrett: NFL owes Colin Kaepernick an apology, job

Myles Garrett isn’t the first to say it, and he almost assuredly won’t be the last. Unless and until a team signs Colin Kaepernick, giving him a second chance at his NFL career, players will continue to question whether the league could do more in the Black Lives Matter movement. “I feel like they should [more]

Myles Garrett says he’ll walk away if an opponent goads him

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett served a six-game suspension to end last season after bashing Mason Rudolph over the head with Rudolph’s helmet. Garrett knows nothing like that can happen again. So Garrett says that if anyone tries to goad him into an on-field fight this year, he won’t let it happen. “That’s just life, [more]

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