“Jews don’t play; we own,” according to former Browns owner and current Baltimore Ravens’ owner Art Modell, whose comment was relayed to the Cleveland Jewish News by Ravens spokesperson Kevin Byrne. Jewish players in the NFL actually outnumber the owners, nine to six.

Current players

Cleveland Browns tackle Mitchell Schwartz and Minnesota Vikings tackle Geoff Schwartz are the first Jewish brothers to play in the NFL since Ralph and Arnold Horween in 1923. Here are Jewish players on NFL rosters as of Aug. 3.

David Binn, long snapper, Denver Broncos

Gabe Carimi, offensive tackle, Chicago Bears

Antonio Garay, nose tackle, San Diego Chargers

Adam Goldberg, offensive tackle, St. Louis Rams

Erik Lorig, fullback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Taylor Mays, safety, Cincinnati Bengals

Sage Rosenfels, quarterback, Minnesota Vikings

Geoff Schwartz, offensive tackle, Minnesota Vikings

Mitchell Schwartz, offensive tackle, Cleveland Browns

Jewish NFL team owners

Forbes magazine released its annual valuation of the NFL’s 32 teams. Below are the Jewish-owned franchises and their ranked values.

2nd – $1.55 billion

Daniel Snyder, Washington Redskins

3rd – $1.4 billion

Bob Kraft, New England Patriots

7th – $1.16 billion

Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles

19th – $981 million

Malcolm Glazer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

20th – $977 million

Randy Lerner, Cleveland Browns

27th – $814 million

Arthur Blank, Atlanta Falcons

28th – $796 million

Zygi Wilf, Minnesota Vikings

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