Daily Dawg Tags: Browns front office evolving
By Thomas Moore
Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Friday, Feb. 12.
Cleveland Browns continue building the front office
"The Cleveland Browns promoted two members of their front office as the club continues to rebuild with an eye toward analytics."
Joe Thomas “super excited” about Hue Jackson (ESPN)
"Joe Thomas sounded like a man committed to remaining with the Cleveland Browns. The nine-time Pro Bowler raved about the hiring of Hue Jackson as coach, calling it a coup. His words and tone Thursday night were directly opposite to the distraught tone he had the day of the 2015 season finale."
Columbus partnership drops bid for state money to move Browns training camp (cleveland.com)
"Columbus officials will not ask the state for $5 million to help move Cleveland Browns training camp from Berea to Columbus. But discussions with the Browns moving their camp south continue."
Browns among interesting teams to watch this offseason (NFL.com)
"Among the non-playoff teams with the most interesting offseasons ahead, the Cleveland Browns are among five that stand out."
Vontaze Burfict’s suspension upheld (Stripe Hype)
"Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict filed an appeal for his suspension in hopes to have his punishment reduced by the league. Now, his suspension has been reportedly upheld after a meeting with Roger Goodell and Troy Vincent, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN."
Terrell Owens belongs in the Hall of Fame (NBC Sports)
"It’s almost impossible to believe that Terrell Owens did not get elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday."
Raiders lease announcement a bag of nothingness (CSN Bay Area)
"There is a delicious metaphor in Oakland and the Raiders holding a news conference to announce no news. Oh, they want you to think it’s news, they want that desperately. But it isn’t. They announced that the Raiders, who want to leave Oakland but cannot because Mark Davis hasn’t the money, power or window to leave, are staying for at least another year, and for an undetermined number of years to come."
Top 9 free agent wide receivers (PFF)
"A team can never have too many good wide receivers, and there are only a few options that could stand to be solid role players. With a small supply, the top available receivers will be in high demand. Here are PFF’s top nine wide receiver free agents entering the NFL offseason."