It is Friday, April 8, 2022, and Cleveland Browns fans have some must-see streaming programming to watch this weekend to get them into the spirit of the 2022 NFL season.
That is our top story on the Friday edition of Browns Nation news and notes.
1. Building The Browns 2022 Episode 1 Drops Sunday
Episode 1 of the 2022 season of Building the Browns drops on Sunday, April 10 on YouTube.
This will give us behind the scenes access to the new players visiting the facility for the first time, signing their contracts, and being officially welcomed by Andrew Berry, Kevin Stefanski, and others.
You won't want to miss a single moment of 'Building The Browns.'
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 7, 2022
2. Taking Care Of The WARDen
Denzel Ward is still in line for a contract extension.
The timing could be advantageous to Ward since Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard got a huge deal earlier this week.
Breaking: Per source, CB Xavien Howard agrees to terms with the #Dolphins on a new 5-year contract worth $50,691,177 in new money, for a new money APY of $25,345,588.
Highest ever new money average by over $5M.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) April 1, 2022
What no one wants to see from Ward is the latest trend among high-caliber NFL players entering their final contract year.
That is wiping their social media accounts clean of references about their current team.
Technically, they are under contract with the team for 2022 so it is odd.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray did it earlier in the offseason.
The latest to do it is San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel; Samuel’s social media purge was noticed on Thursday.
#Deebo Samuel going Kyler Murray and deleting all his 49er posts and content from his social media. This seems to be the new normal for entitled players to get attention.
— Allan Bartlett (@allanbartlett) April 8, 2022
is this just the thing now? cause its dumb. https://t.co/LbUa3A9LI4
— Rachel Bonnetta (@rachelbonnetta) April 7, 2022
No one knows or understands this trend.
Let’s hope Ward does not follow suit and jump on this bandwagon.
3. Other Sports News
While this is not Browns-related, there is so much going on in the world of competitive sports while the NFL is in its offseason.
Most notably, MLB opened its season yesterday so we have now officially entered into the Cleveland Guardians era.
The Guardians dropped their first game by the score of 3-1 to the Kansas City Royals, but as the team’s official Twitter account says, “The road to 161-1 continues on Saturday.”
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) April 7, 2022
Also, Tiger Woods beat the odds after a catastrophic car accident just over a year ago and teed off at The Masters.
Fans greeted him with an enormous amount of applause, and his first-round score of 71 was a good one.
“I’m very lucky to have this opportunity to be able to play, and not only that, to play in the Masters and to have this type of reception,” Woods said of his return to competitive golf. He will tee off tomorrow at 1:41 p.m. ET. – TGRhttps://t.co/T5znOzOmZm
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 7, 2022
He is a legend.
TGIF Browns Fans!