NFL Players Association president Eric Winston is hoping to avoid a work stoppage in 2021. However, the free agent offensive tackle understands that the players need to be prepared for anything.
“I certainly hope not,” Winston answered when asked about the possibility of a work stoppage (via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero on Twitter). “But I can’t tell those guys not to be ready for it.”
Winston also cited the NFL’s tactics during the 2011 negotiations, and he said the NFLPA will be ready this time around.nfl
“We’ve got to be able to stand our ground and to educate guys and communicate to guys [in advance],” Winston said.
Let’s take a look at some more notes from around the NFL…
- Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com believes the Browns are in prime position to land a cornerback during tomorrow’s supplemental draft. While all of the NFL teams were present for cornerback Sam Beal‘s Pro Day at Western Michigan, Cleveland general manager John Dorsey was one of the few top executives to attend the workout. Furthermore, the team has recently put an emphasis on acquiring defensive backs. They added T.J. Carrie, E.J. Gaines and Terrance Mitchell via free agency, they traded for Damarious Randall, and they drafted rookie Denzel Ward with the fourth-overall pick. While the team does have plenty of depth, Cabot believes Dorsey won’t hesitate to take Beal.
- Meanwhile, one pundit believes the Browns could end up using a fourth-rounder on the cornerback. “Cleveland can bid a fourth because they’re a team that’s kind of up and coming,” NFLdraftscout.com’s Rob Rang told Cabot. “They’ve already invested a lot in defensive backs, but you can never have too many good corners. I just don’t know that this is someone you can count on to produce immediately. With all of the veterans they brought in, and with them drafting Denzel Ward, I don’t know that Cleveland has to take him.” If this ends up being the case, the Browns would have to sacrifice a fourth-rounder during next year’s draft.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed four charges against former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner, including attempted murder, the La Verne Police Department announced earlier today (via Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk.com). The 33-year-old is also facing felony charges of robbery, burglary and false imprisonment and two misdemeanor charges of child endangerment. Browner was arrested on Sunday after allegedly breaking into the home of a previous girlfriend. As Alper points out, a first-degree attempted murder charge in California carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Browner had stints with the Seahawks, Patriots, Broncos, and Saints during his career.