Daily Dawg Tags: 5 key veterans in 2016


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Thursday, May 26.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns: 5 important veterans for 2016

"The Cleveland Browns have been extremely busy since the close of the 2015 NFL season. The team’s latest biennial rebuilding project has brought in a new head coach and front office; 14 draft picks, many of whom have a very real chance of making the final roster this fall; and the exodus of numerous veterans, either by choice in free agency – Alex Mack, Mitchell Schwartz and Travis Benjamin, to name a few – or by force with the releasing of Karlos Dansby, Donte Whitner, Randy Starks and, on Monday, Brian Hartline."

Can Hue Jackson turn things around?

"The Cleveland Browns have had far too many head coaches grace the sidelines since the team returned in 1999. But for once, there is someone at the helm who appears to be able to make this team successful once again. Hue Jackson was hired earlier this year and has been raved about by the players and media alike. His positive attitude is needed, as there has been too much negativity surrounding this team for too long."

Corey Coleman an option in the return game?

"The Cleveland Browns selected Corey Coleman in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the hope that he could provide an explosive spark to the offense. But the team may be looking for additional ways to get the ball into the hands of the speedster from Baylor."

Horton comments on Justin Gilbert’s status with team (Bleacher Report)

"If not for Johnny Manziel’s unmitigated meltdown, Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert would garner more attention for the downright bust he’s been as a 2014 first-round draft pick. But even as the Browns transition to a new regime, they are still holding out hope for the former eighth overall pick."

Coleman is Browns’ leading candidate to return punts (cleveland.com)

"Browns top pick Corey Coleman wants to be like Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, and now he’ll have that chance in more ways than one. Coleman is a leading candidate to return punts this season and replace speedster Travis Benjamin, special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said Wednesday."

NFL News:

Sam Bradford may not be unquestioned starter for Eagles (FanSided)

"Earlier this off-season, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Peterson said that incumbent Sam Bradford would be the team’s starting quarterback in 2016. However, as OTAs are here, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich disagrees. When asked on local radio station 94WIP if Bradford is the clear number one quarterback, Reich answered truthfully."

NFL plans to talk with players named in PED report next month (NFL.com)

"Shortly after Al Jazeera America reported in December allegations of performance-enhancing drug useamong NFL players, the league announced it would investigate the matter. An NFL spokesman confirmed to NFL Media on Wednesday it plans to speak to the players tied to report at some point next month."

Tony Romo agrees with Jerry Jones he can play 4-5 more years (ESPN.com)

"Tony Romo is signed through 2019, but he can see himself playing beyond that for the Dallas Cowboys. The 36-year-old quarterback said he agreed with Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones’ assessment that he has four or five more years left, before jokingly interjecting “seven or eight years” because of modern medicine."