Daily Dawg Tags: Gary Barnidge to be healthy for camp
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, June 9.
Cleveland Browns: Gary Barnidge plans to be ready for training camp
"Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge is expecting to be ready for the start of training camp after recently undergoing surgery for a sports hernia. “It was just the opportunity to get it all done and I won’t miss any time,” Barnidge said on Wednesday. “That was the purpose of it, so we would get all of this done and then I would be ready to go for training camp and it wouldn’t pop up in the season. I’ll be ready.”"
Cody Kessler’s worth ethic is great, still won’t start in 2016
"It is impressive when a player like Robert Griffin III shows up early to the team’s facility in Berea during the offseason. It is even more impressive when a presumptive backup like Cody Kessler shows up even earlier. An article on clevelandbrowns.com explains how Kessler arrives at the team facility by at least 6:25 a.m. every morning so he can get to work and learn the playbook."
Hue Jackson: We have to do it the right way all the time
"Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson knew what he was getting himself into when he became the 16th full-time head coach in franchise history. The Browns have been one of the league’s most downtrodden franchises since returning in 1999 and Jackson is part of the latest regime tasked with reversing the team’s fortunes."
Robert Griffin III explains meaning of mystery sign in 2015 (ESPN)
"The motivational sign Robert Griffin III left hanging in his Washington Redskins locker after last season was simply something that stuck with him, the quarterback said Wednesday. Griffin said Joe Kim, a martial arts instructor who is part of the Cleveland Browns strength staff, gave him the poster. Kim spent last season with the Redskins."
RG3 trying to prove he is coaching by ‘breaking windows’ with passes (Fox Sports)
"Robert Griffin III is trying to make the best impression with his new coaching staff, but it’s how he’s going about doing it that’s a bit of a head-scratcher. The new Cleveland Browns quarterback told reporters Wednesday that the reason he’s thrown some passes over the 16-foot fence that surrounds the practice field and into residential backyards is to prove he’s coachable."
Trent Richardson believes he will make Hall of Fame (FanSided)
"When it comes to biggest draft busts of the last decade, running back Trent Richardson is near the top of the list. After flaming out with several teams and being cut multiple times, Richardson doesn’t have many chances left to try and get his career going at 25 years old.Currently with the Baltimore Ravens, Richardson is hoping that he can make the roster and finally start working toward becoming a productive back in the league. While it seems like a long shot, Richardson has high expectations for himself."
Von Miller rejects Broncos’ contract offer of $114.5M (NFL.com)
"Super Bowl MVP Von Miller has rejected a contract offer that would have made him the NFL’s highest-paid defensive star. The Denver Broncos pass rusher turned down an offer of $114.5 million, reported NFL Media’s James Palmer, via a source informed of the negotiations. In terms of total value, the contract would have been the highest ever for a non-quarterback."
Blaine Gabbert the “heavy favorite” to start for 49ers (PFT)
"Both were drafted in 2011. The guy taken in round two became a star, and the first-rounder a bust. Now, the roles are in the process of reversing. Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that Blaine Gabbert is the “heavy favorite” to become the starting quarterback in San Francisco over Colin Kaepernick."