Daily Dawg Tags: Josh Gordon will not be reinstated
Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Tuesday, April 12.
Report: NFL denies Josh Gordon’s bid for resinstatement
"The NFL provided some clarity to the ongoing murky situation surrounding Josh Gordon by reportedly denying his appeal to be reinstated from his latest suspension. Gordon can reportedly try again for reinstatement any time after Aug. 1 but, once again for those still in denial, there are no guarantees that the NFL will allow him back into the league."
Latest Josh Gordon news does not change draft plans
"There are several ways that the Cleveland Browns can view the news that wide receiver Josh Gordon reportedly failed another drug test. Disappointed that Gordon may have dropped his last chance to return to the team. Depressed that they will not see a player who, for a brief moment, was one of the best to play the position in franchise history back on the field. Saddened that Gordon continues to be plagued by his demons."
Cleveland Browns draft profile: Myles Jack
"The Cleveland Browns have had issues seemingly since they took the field as a reborn franchise in September of 1999. No matter what area you look at, the Browns have consistently come up lacking. Pass defense? Not really. Rushing the passer? Outside of an occasional season here and there, not a concern for opposing quarterbacks. Stopping the run?"
Cleveland Browns draft profile: Kenny Clark
"After a lackluster rookie season from Danny Shelton and the loss of starting inside linebackers Craig Robertson (free agency) and Karlos Dansby (released), the front seven will likely be an area addressed by the Cleveland Browns early in the draft. While both sides of the ball are going to need a lot of attention – and with the Browns having 10 picks in this year’s draft – there will be plenty of opportunities for the team to address the multiple glaring needs they have."
Cleveland Browns willing to trade No. 2 overall pick (NFL.com)
"A week after the Tennessee Titans said trade “interest has increased” for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, Cleveland has entered the exploratory stages of dealing its No. 2 pick. Citing an NFL team executive as a source, NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein says the Browns are not enamored with a single player who would be available with their top selection and would be willing to part with it in order to collect more draft picks."
New Orleans police find loaded gun inside Will Smith’s car (FanSided)
"The New Orleans Police department searched the Mercedes-Benz SUV of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith after he was shot and murdered and found a fully loaded 9 mm handgun. According to nola.com, there is no evidence to suggest Smith fired the fun and police did not confirm if the handgun belonged to Smith or if it belonged to his passengers on the night he was murdered in the Lower Garden District."
JPP on mangled hand: Like watching a movie (ESPN)
"Jason Pierre-Paul says seeing his right hand without skin after a fireworks accident July 4 was like watching a movie. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the New York Giants defensive end said he could see every ligament in his hand after the explosion that cost him one finger and sidelined him for half of the 2015 season."
Mathieu got death threats after remarks about Smith’s alleged killer (FanSided)
"It was a tragic incident the rocked both the NFL and the sports world in New Orleans. Former defensive lineman Will Smith, who was a captain for the New Orleans Saints and was part of the 2009 team that won the franchise’s first Super Bowl, was shot and killed during an argument after an apparent traffic accident."