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February 25, 2020

ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter Tony Grossi issued an apology on Tuesday, hours after being suspended for a comment about Baker Mayfield. Grossi was at the NFL Combine and joining ESPN Cleveland/WKNR show “The Really Big Show” for an interview. The show is also aired via video feed on TheLandonDemand.com, which is where Grossi’s comment calling Mayfield a “f—ing midget” aired on the video feed.

The NFL and NFLPA’s executive committee met for more than four hours in Indianapolis on Tuesday in an attempt to hash out the final details of an impending collective bargaining agreement.

Said meeting came after NFL owners approved a new CBA agreement. It also came mere days after the NFLPA decided to push back a vote until the meeting took place.

On Monday, Joe Burrow took to Twitter and jokingly stated he would be calling it a career before he gets to the NFL after he was measured with 9-inch hands at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Burrow was also listed at 6-foot-3, 221 pounds and a 74-inch wingspan.

“Considering retirement after I was informed the football will be slipping out of my tiny hands. Please keep me in your thoughts,” he tweeted.

The Cleveland Browns and new general manager Andrew Berry plan to have an aggressive mentality when it comes to improving the roster, which could include trading some big-name players like Odell Beckham Jr. if there’s an offer they can’t refuse.

During his press conference from the NFL Combine, Berry made it clear that there are no untouchables on the Browns roster when it comes to at least listening to offers.

“I’m not going to discuss any specific player in terms of trade opportunities, trade calls or anything like that,” Berry said when asked about Beckham, per Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “I did work under probably the strongest wheeler-dealer in the league under Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman and it’s something that you always pick up the phone and you listen to anything across the table.

Replay review for pass interference needs 24 votes to survive. Which likely means it’s not surviving.

According to Judy Battista of the NFL, an annual postseason survey from the NFL Competition Committee resulted in 21 teams being against making the rule permanent and 17 teams being against extending it for a year.

While opinions can change between now and the annual NFL meetings in late March, either approach permanent implementation or one-year extension will require 24 affirmative votes.

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