Daily Dawg Tags: Browns will not go 0-16 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 Wednesday, June 8.

Cleveland Browns:

The Cleveland Browns will not go 0-16 this fall

"The Cleveland Browns needed to do something different this off-season because what they’ve been doing since 1999 has simply not been working. Their latest rebuilding project kicked off with a revamped front office, continued with a new, energetic coaching staff, included a new approach to strength training, and was topped off with the drafting of 14 rookies who will very much be in the mix for roster spots when training camp opens in July."

Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon has no place on this team

"The Cleveland Browns drafted four wide receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft in order to jumpstart a position that has lacked playmakers for far too long. The last star to lineup at receiver for the Browns was Josh Gordon, who last played in 2014. From 2012-2013, Gordon had a combined 2,451 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, and looked to be someone who could help the Browns escape the dregs of the AFC North."

Browns sign OL Shon Coleman to rookie deal

"The Cleveland Browns added another draft pick to the roster when Shon Coleman signed his contract Tuesday afternoon. Coleman is an offensive lineman out of Auburn who was drafted by the Browns in the third round. His story was one that began tragically when he was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in 2010, but turned into a triumph when he beat the disease and played at Auburn, ultimately being drafted by the Browns."

Hue Jackson not letting analytics run the Cleveland Browns

"There was much hand-wringing when Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam stepped to the podium in early January to announce that Sashi Brown would be taking over as executive vice president of football operations. The pearl clutching continued a few days later with the hiring of Paul DePodesta as the team’s chief strategy officer."

Cody Kessler working with Tom House, early to practice every day (NEOMG)

"Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler is texting the shuttle driver for late-night rides back to the team hotel and making House calls this off-season. He’s one of the first ones at practice in the morning and one of the last to leave. Even before rookie camp in April, he facetimed with Corey Coleman to go over the playbook."

Why Cody Kessler gets to Berea early every morning (clevelandbrowns.com)

"Cody Kessler wakes up every morning and takes the early shuttle to Berea. The Browns rookie quarterback said he gets out of bed around 5:45 a.m. and he’s in the team’s facility by 6:25 a.m. at the latest. Kessler, the former USC standout drafted by the Browns in the third round, outlined Tuesday the reasons why he’s doing the most to maximize his time here before departing back to Southern California for the summer following Cleveland’s mandatory veteran minicamp this week."

NFL News:

Laremy Tunsil has yet to hear from NFL about video (FanSided)

"It’s been a little over a month since former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil saw his name plummet down draft boards because of a controversial video that was leaked via his Twitter just hours before the 2016 NFL Draft. The video pictured the Rebels’ star with a bong mask on, clearly breaking the NFL’s substance abuse policy."

Indianapolis Colts a team to watch for Nick Foles (NFL Mocks)

"It’s hard to remember Foles is still just 27-years old.  It seems like just yesterday he was throwing seven touchdowns in a game against the Raiders and 27 touchdowns with two interceptions for the Philadelphia Eagles, winning a division title and seemingly announcing his arrival as a future elite quarterback."

Investigators looking at whether Aqib Talib shot self (NFL.com)

"Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has been released from the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to his right leg Sunday morning in Dallas. Investigators looking into the shooting are working with the hypothesis that Talib suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, sources close to the probe told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport."