The NFL Draft's first down in Cleveland is set to begin in just over two weeks. The draft has inspired the city to also launch a new campaign that is looking to bring more people to the city for good. The rush of the yards on the football field and the rush in the big city have one thing in common this year: The NFL Draft.
The Cleveland Browns are expected to sign Jadeveon Clowney, who will meet with the organization for a second time on Monday when they hope to reach an agreement on a deal. Clowney last visited with the team in March but did not come to terms on a contract. Sources tell CBS Sports' Jonathan Jones that both sides will likely settle on an agreement to bring Clowney in for the 2021 season.
The NFL brought the 16-game era to a close at the end of March when the owners voted to adopt a 17-game schedule starting with the 2021 season. Playing 16 games served the NFL well from 1978 through 2020, but the lure of additional television revenue proved too much to resist for the league’s owners, so more football for everyone carried the day.