Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Wednesday, Feb. 3.
"The Cleveland Browns will reportedly release quarterback Johnny Manziel when the new NFL league year begins on March 9, according to multiple media reports. The decision comes on the heels of Manziel’s latest off-field incident where he was involved with an alleged domestic assault with his girlfriend and included a police helicopter search for Manziel."
"The Cleveland Browns were destined for failure in recent seasons due to their incomprehensibly dysfunctional front office. We’re talking about a front office that’s run by team owner Jimmy Haslam, who has repeatedly hit the reset button without allotting a reasonable amount of time to let anyone succeed. This time though, Haslam finally thinks he has the right people in place."
"The Cleveland Browns enter the offseason with many needs and will look to free agency to fill some of them. Free agency can be a good way to strengthen your team if you spend wisely, and can also present the opportunity to weaken a rival. The Browns have done this in the past, signing Paul Kruger away from the Baltimore Ravens in 2013."
"Not surprisingly, the Cleveland Browns were planning to move on from Manziel. Now that we know Cleveland will officially cut Manziel on March 9th, the next question is who will be the team’s next quarterback? Manziel was selected in the first round with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Ever since that day, he has given constant drama and un-welcomed publicity to the Cleveland Browns."
"This morning, a thought popped in to my head about how the Cleveland Browns should handle the likely upcoming departure of quarterback Johnny Manziel. The standard around the NFL is to part ways with a player rather quietly, with a boilerplate statement wishing “so-and-so” the best with their future endeavors."
"Carolina Panthers star Cam Newton became visibly bothered Tuesday when he was asked a series of questions about black quarterbacks. “It’s not an issue,” Newton told a reporter when asked about the stereotype of black quarterbacks. “It’s an issue for you.”"
"NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league found no issues with proper inflation of footballs while checking balls at various games during the 2015 season. In response to Deflategate, the NFL decided this year to check the PSI of footballs at some games. Goodell said in an interview with NFL Network’s Rich Eisen that testing the footballs wasn’t about researching the way air pressure can respond to temperature and game conditions, it was simply about ensuring that teams weren’t manipulating their footballs."
"When Chip Kelly was hired as the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, everyone started talking about what he might do to fix quarterback Colin Kaepernick. On paper, despite his struggles last season, Kaepernick seems like the perfect signal caller for the Kelly system and this new marriage seemed downright perfect."