The Browns are testing the faith of their fans with their latest upheaval, writes Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com. Rosenthal also wonders who hired new head coach Mike Pettine. New GM Ray Farmer wasn’t in the room when Pettine was interviewed and it’s possible that outgoing CEO Joe Banner was the person who made the hire, which could be problematic. Earlier tonight, we asked PFR readers to weigh in on the state of the Browns. More out of the AFC..
- Pettine wasn’t Farmer’s choice, but the new Browns GM does like his like his hard-nosed, tough approach and believes that the D needs to get tougher overall, tweets Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
- New Bills defensive line coach Pepper Johnson is ready to spice things up, writes Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News. Johnson takes over a veteran unit that includes Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, and Marcell Dareus.
- Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel looks at what unloading Jonathan Martin would do for the Dolphins‘ cap situation.