Daily Dawg Tags: No need to retire Bernie Kosar’s number


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, May 11.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns: No need to retire Bernie Kosar’s number

"The Cleveland Browns will open rookie minicamp on Thursday, which means that the team’s 14 draft picks and 11 undrafted free agents (along with veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor) will be sporting new uniform numbers."

Cleveland Browns: 5 questions on Cody Kessler

"The Cleveland Browns passed on taking a quarterback in the first round by trading out of the No. 2 overall pick. A quarterback was finally chosen in the third round when the Browns selected former USC quarterback Cody Kessler. There has been some skepticism about the pick, so we caught up with Alicia de Artola of Reign of Troy to gain some insight on Kessler."

Cleveland Browns: Getting to know the 2016 wide receivers

"he Cleveland Browns took it upon themselves to improve their overall talent at the wide receiver position in the 2016 NFL Draft by selecting four wide receivers. Of course, in doing so, players who are already on the team are now in jeopardy of losing their precious playing time. The Cleveland Browns lacked playmakers at the position in the 2015 campaign and made sure that playmaking receivers won’t be a problem this upcoming season."

Does Josh Gordon fit in with new regime? (Factory of Sadness)

"Might it finally be time to trade Josh Gordon? The Browns are under no pressure to do so, but they’re latest draft should’ve send the one-time Pro Bowler who can’t stay clean a message: we’re drafting high-character guys. Gordon certainly doesn’t fit this model, and it leads ESPN Cleveland analyst Tony Grossi to think a trade could be possible."

Browns rookie jersey numbers and who else has worn them (cleveland.com)

"The Cleveland Browns are holding rookie minicamp this weekend in Berea (and Saturday at FirstEnergy Stadium as part of FanFest) and the participants now have numbers. First-round pick Corey Coleman will wear No. 19. Don’t worry, though. He knows the history."

NFL News:

Las Vegas mayor confident Raiders will relocate (ESPN)

"Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is confident that the Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas unless the deal is mismanaged. “The Raiders will come if Nevada handles this properly,” Goodman told ESPN Radio’s Capital Games podcast Tuesday. Raiders owner Mark Davis met with the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on April 28 and pledged $500 million toward the construction of a $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium."

5 thoughts on the Sam Bradford saga (NFL Spin Zone)

"The Philadelphia Eagles arguably made the biggest move in their franchises history when Howie Roseman worked his magic and got the Eagles all the way from the 13th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the second overall pick. Right after the Eagles made the move, Roseman announced that the move was to acquire the quarterback they wanted, which was former North Dakota State signal caller, Carson Wentz."

With player contracts not guaranteed, teams have all the leverage (Boston Globe)

"The NFL’s marketing department tells us that Football is Family. With Danny Amendola and the Patriots, that certainly seems to be the case. When the Patriots approach Amendola about taking a significant pay cut, he rips up his contract and agrees to give back several million dollars. He even thanks the Patriots for the opportunity to do so."