Browns want players to earn their helmet stripes

In a move reminiscent of college football’s helmet stickers, the Cleveland Browns are enacting a protocol for earning the stripes on their helmets.

I truly believe if we can stay healthy and commit and follow our quarterback Tyrod [Taylor], and going into game one, I really believe this is a different look and different team, Browns running back Duke Johnson said on Sirius XM NFL Radio, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. I’ve been part of one win in the last two seasons. This is the time of year when everyone likes to say ‘we look better, we’re different’ but I can honestly say that it should be different.

The changes also include the elimination of the two-man wedge by the return team and other alignment issues, including a rule mandating that five players set up on either side of the ball to prevent overloads.

As explained on Thursday night, Hall of Fame weekend can be an expensive proposition, from travel expenses for the inductee and his entourage to lodging expenses for the inductee and his entourage to a party that can become lavish, and thus very pricey.

Regardless of the reason(s), Owens won’t be going, and he’s fully within his rights not to go. The fact that so many people are upset about it underscores the fact that the only opinion that matters is his.

Those reasons center on inequality in the treatment of minorities by law enforcement in the United States and the President said during a press gathering ahead of his trip to the G-7 meeting that players have seen a lot of abuse, they’ve seen a lot of unfairness during their lives. He also invited players to make known people they think have been treated unfairly and promised to look into those cases.

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