Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Monday, Feb. 29.
"The Cleveland Browns are expected to select yet another quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft, if not in the first round then at some point during the weekend. Holding the No. 2 overall selection, the Browns should have their choice of one of the two top quarterbacks – presumed to be Cal’s Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz – or, if they don’t like what they see, could dip into the second tier of prospects, a group that includes Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott and Michigan State’s Connor Cook, among others."
"The Cleveland Browns may not have much going for them, but one unquestioned area of strength on the team is the offensive line. Of course, as luck would have it, the start of free agency on March 9 may change all of that. The Browns are facing the possibility of seeing both starting center Alex Mack and starting right tackle Mitchell Schwartz hit free agency."
"The Cleveland Browns could have handled Josh Gordon’s impending return two different ways. The first way would be to act tough and continually say that he is welcome back, but offer him little support and try to avoid the topic altogether. The way they chose to act is far more professional and indicative of the new individuals in charge of this franchise."
"The frenzy surrounding the NFL Combine is always fascinating. For an event all about football, there is not one second of a game being played. Instead, a bunch of college kids are analyzed on every single aspect of their skill and being in order to determine how they will pan out in the NFL."
"As free agency is going to be upon us starting March 9, the Cleveland Browns find themselves facing decisions on a few of their own impending free agents, but the most debated topic has been about the free agents to be along the offensive line. Heated Twitter debates have ensued and friends lost over this exact topic: Do you pay center Alex Mack the $10 million-plus per year he will demand once he opts out of his current deal?"
"The Cleveland Browns organization believed just two years ago that Johnny Manziel was their face of the franchise. Well, we all know how that worked out. Now that the Browns will move on from him, they have to draft another quarterback. The quarterback who will be drafted by the Cleveland Browns will have veterans Josh McCown and Austin Davis helping him out."
"The Denver Broncos say quarterback Peyton Manning has yet to make a decision on whether he will retire and plans to continue talks with the team about his future this coming week. Broncos vice president of public relations Patrick Smyth tweeted the update Saturday night."
"We are still a few months away from the NFL Draft, but already we’re starting to hear rumors — or possible smokescreens — when it comes to action at the top of the order. We’ve already heard rumors about the Tennessee Titans being willing to deal the top pick in the draft, and now the San Diego Chargers are opening phone lines for a possible deal."
"Though regarded as an elite prospect, linebacker Myles Jack rarely garners the buzz associated with being the No. 1 player in the NFL Draft the way Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil and Ohio State’s Joey Bosa do. Until now, anyway."