Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Thursday, Dec. 31.
"The Cleveland Browns don’t currently have an opening for a head coach, but does the availability of Chip Kelly change the equation?"
"In news that would be surprising anywhere but Cleveland, quarterback Johnny Manziel will likely miss Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a concussion."
"Johnny Manziel may not have a drinking problem, but he has a problem with broadcasting his drinking to the world. He may also have a problem with containing himself during a certain Future song."
"Browns tight end Gary Barnidge was selected the franchise’s player of the year by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America, the team announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, Browns quarterback Josh McCown was chosen as the PFWA Dino Lucarelli “Good Guy Award” winner. The award is given annually to a player for his cooperation with the media and for the way the player carries himself in the community and with his teammates."
"Nate Orchard made two big plays Sunday, including a memorable interception in which he and teammate Craig Robertson were tugging at the football like Christmas Eve shoppers in Wal-Mart fighting over a toy. But it was a simple play on the Browns’ final defensive series which might best illustrate progress for the Browns’ rookie outside linebacker."
"The NFL has chewed up and spit out another college coaching superstar, this time with the bold, swift and shocking axing of Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly."
"Doug Atkins, a defensive lineman who earned induction into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 85."
"Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien told reporters that Hoyer practiced Wednesday and will start under center on Sunday for the first time since Week 14."