Daily Dawg Tags: Hue Jackson ready to listen to Jim Brown
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. 17.
Hue Jackson: I will listen to Jim Brown if he offers advice
"Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson plans to spend time with Jim Brown to see what the Hall of Fame running back has to say about the team. “I’m looking forward to finding out as many things as Jim Brown knows that can help our football team be the best that it can be,” Jackson said, according to cleveland.com."
Cleveland Browns: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu inching closer to 100 percent
"The Cleveland Browns took a chance on injured cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu in the 2015 NFL Draft knowing he’d more than likely miss his entire first season, which he did. After collecting $3 million via an insurance policy for dropping in the draft due to an injury, Ekpre-Olomu was taken in the seventh round with the No. 241 overall pick in the draft by Cleveland."
Cleveland Browns: Josh McCown ready for more mentoring
"If the Cleveland Browns do as many experts predict and select a quarterback with the No. 2 overall selection in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft, the pressure to get that player ready for the season opener will begin as soon as they finish their first television interview. There are two problems with that line of thinking, though."
Cleveland Browns: No need to draft two quarterbacks (Factory of Sadness)
"A new face of the franchise is needed at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, but unfortunately, there is no guarantee they will land him this offseason. Cleveland’s best chance to acquire such a player is during the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft. For one reason after another dating back to 1999, the Cleveland Browns have not been able to solidify the quarterback position."
Hue Jackson will rely on Jim Brown as advisor (cleveland.com)
"Browns coach Hue Jackson plans to rely on the insight of Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who rejoined the club as a special advisor in 2013."
NFL Rumors: Redskins, Kirk Cousins have not stopped contract talks (FanSided)
"Earlier in the day on Tuesday a report from ESPN dropped the the Washington Redskins and starting quarterback Kirk Cousins had broken off their contract talks as the signal caller gets set to hit free agency. Well, there’s a chance that those reports might not be all that true."
Roger Goodell earned $34.1M in 2014 compensation (ESPN)
"NFL commissioner Roger Goodell received $34.1 million in compensation during the 2014 calendar year. Goodell had a $3.5 million base salary, but he also received a bonus of $26.5 million, a figure that was determined in 2013. In addition, he received $3.7 million in pension and other deferred benefits and $273,000 in “other reportable compensation.”"
Packers and Colts will play in 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game (NFL.com)
"The 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game will feature two teams — the Packers and Colts — with large fanbases and a lot of excitement surrounding the induction of some very notable names into Canton."