Daily Dawg Tags: Grading the defensive backs


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, Feb 11.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns roster analysis: The defensive backs

"The first installment of the 2015 Cleveland Browns defensive roster analysis focuses on the secondary. How did each player grade out during a disappointing season?"

Armonty Bryant indicted on felony drug charges

"Cleveland Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant is facing an indictment on felony drug charges stemming from a traffic stop on a Cleveland-area highway on Christmas morning."

Browns’ prospect Carson Wentz No. 1 in Mike Mayock’s rankings (cleveland.com)

"NFL Network’s Mike Mayock ranked North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz No. 1 in his quarterback rankings Wednesday — ahead of Cal’s Jared Goff and Memphis’ Paxton Lynch."

Joe Haden’s base salary is now guaranteed for 2016 (DBN)

"Not that there was ever any doubt, but the Cleveland Browns new front office won’t be looking to dump cornerback Joe Haden, whose entire base salary of $10.1 million became fully guaranteed, according to Joel Corry of CBS Sports."

NFL News:

Top eight free agent running backs (PFF)

"The running back position in the NFL, perhaps more so than any other in the league, sees its value fluctuate yearly. It can be a position where players burn out quickly after a lot of carries, and obviously the quality of players in the NFL draft varies from year to year. This year, the draft doesn’t look to be as strong as it will be in future years, but thankfully, there are some solid players headed for free agency who will be attractive options for teams around the league, both in the long and short term."

Cowboys expected to bypass Johnny Manziel (Dallas Morning News)

"If you have troubles and talent, the Dallas Cowboys have always been willing to take you in. If the Cowboys don’t call Johnny Manziel on March 9 to offer him shelter in the storm that is his life, I don’t expect any NFL team to call Manziel. And I do not expect the Cowboys to call Manziel."

Colts preparing for Andrew Luck’s next contract (colts.com)

"Jim Irsay calls the number “shocking.” It’s a figure that will inevitably turn heads around the NFL once the ink dries. Andrew Luck’s pending contract is on the horizon and Irsay knows many NFL-ers will be analyzing it."

The three NFL teams facing the worst salary cap situations (CBS Sports)

"Here are some options for the three teams with the worst salary cap situations to become compliant with the salary cap when the new league year begins on March 9, assuming it is set at $153.4 million. Other potential key offseason developments have also been identified with the teams."