Daily Dawg Tags: 5 options to replace Alex Mack


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, Mar. 4.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns: 5 options to replace Alex Mack

"While it came as no surprise that Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack opted out of the final three years of his contract on Wednesday to become a free agent, that doesn’t mean the Browns have an easy solution in hand."

The Cleveland Browns cannot afford to lose Alex Mack

"The Cleveland Browns are in a danger of losing a great deal of the team’s talent. Travis Benjamin, Tashaun Gipson and Mitchell Schwartz were already free agents when yesterday began, but another player added his name to the list by opting out of his current contract."

Cleveland Browns: Joel Bitonio named to All-Under-25 team

"Cleveland Browns left guard Joel Bitonio has been named to NFL.com’s All-Under-25 team for the second consecutive year. The site’s annual list selects players who will still be 24 or younger on the first day of the upcoming season."

Cleveland Browns should consider Stanford QB Kevin Hogan (Factory of Sadness)

"There’s a lot to like about Stanford fifth-year senior Kevin Hogan, who arguably may be the most  intriguing quarterback prospect not projected to be picked in the first round. What sets him apart? In an era where seemingly every college quarterback prospect prospers playing out of the shotgun, Hogan played in a sophisticated pro-style offense, and has experience playing under center."

What the Browns should do with their restricted free agents (Dawgs by Nature)

"Now that we’ve covered all of the Cleveland Browns’ unrestricted free agents, let’s take a look at the team’s five restricted free agents that they will need to make decisions on by 4:00 PM on March 9th. An explanation on what restricted free agents are, along with this year’s tender amounts, are in the sidebar below."

NFL News:

Terrell Owens perfectly trolls Marvin Harrison over previous gun incident (FanSided)

"If you didn’t know that former NFL receiver Terrell Owens is opinionated and won’t hesitate to tell you what is on his mind, where have you been for the last two decades? The latest incident is his back-and-forth battle with Marvin Harrison, the former star wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts."

Tom Coughlin reportedly bashed Giants during interview with Eagles (BR)

"Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles for their head coaching vacancy this offseason, but he reportedly “was obsessed with how he felt wronged by the Giants” during the interview and “came off more concerned with making the Giants look bad than being consumed with coaching the Eagles,” per Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, citing league sources Wednesday."

Judges grill Tom Brady’s lawyer in appeal of vacated Deflategate ban (ESPN)

"Tom Brady’s attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, was grilled by judges Thursday during the NFL’s appeal to reinstate the quarterback’s four-game suspension for allegedly deflating footballs. NFL attorney Paul Clement and Kessler, representing Brady for the players’ union, were supposed to get 15 minutes to argue their positions at the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. Instead, Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, Judge Barrington D. Parker and Judge Denny Chin peppered the lawyers with questions."