Daily Dawg Tags: Browns sign QB Cody Kessler


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Friday, June 10.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Brown sign third-round selection Cody Kessler

"The Cleveland Browns now have all but two of their 14 draft selections signed after agreeing to terms with quarterback Cody Kessler on Thursday. The deal is reportedly a four-year deal worth $3.4 million, including $1.1 million in guaranteed dollars and a $660,000 signing bonus, according to cleveland.com."

Cleveland Browns: Analytics is different from moneyball

"The common misconception surrounding the Cleveland Browns states that they are taking a Moneyball approach in the NFL. Of course, surrounding this misconception is the question: can the Browns make Moneyball work in the NFL? The Moneyball question started when the Browns hired Paul DePodesta as chief strategy officer."

Cleveland Browns: Who is the most reliable target on offense?

"The Cleveland Browns made a statement by drafting four wide receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft. It showed those already on the team that no player was safe, which is something Brian Hartline found out recently. Corey Coleman is the favorite to end up being the team’s number one receiver at some point in 2016, but he needs to earn the spot in training camp and during the preseason."

Cameron Erving settling in at center

"When the Cleveland Browns let Alex Mack leave during free agency, it was bemoaned with weeping and gnashing of teeth as the great offensive line apocalypse. Mack leaving supposedly left a giant hole in the middle of the Browns offensive line. Part of the reason for such gloom was the play of Cameron Erving during his rookie season after the Browns selected his with the 19th pick of the 2015 NFL Draft."

Cleveland Browns: Perceived rift proves analytics works

"Is there a “rift” between Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson and the analytics people? Depends on who one wants to believe. Jackson told reporters on Tuesday that the team’s sports science staff asked him to re-evaluate the padded practice schedule. Jackson refused, citing a “very candid” conversation, as Mary Cay Cabot of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports."

Could Cody Kessler be the backup QB? (Factory of Sadness)

"Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is known as a “quarterback guru” based off of his work with multiple quarterbacks who have gone on to have success. With the lack of a sure thing at the quarterback position, it is not that surprising for him to not name a starting quarterback yet."

RG3 heads into training camp in open QB competition (NEOMG)

"Robert Griffin III still can’t sleep on rookie Cody Kessler and he can’t count out 14-year veteran Josh McCown either. Coach Hue Jackson stressed Thursday that he’ll definitely head into training camp next month with an open competition at quarterback."

NFL News:

Roddy White will only play for contender or will retire (FanSided)

"In a feature with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jeff Schultz, former Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White has come to the conclusion that he will either play for a contending team in 2016 or will ultimately call it a career if the right opportunity doesn’t present itself for the Falcons’ all-time leading receiver."

Jared Goff signs rookie deal with Los Angeles Rams (NFL.com)

"The Los Angeles Rams locked up No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. The quarterback signed his four-year contract Thursday, the team announced. As with all first-round contracts under this collective bargaining agreement, the deal comes with a fifth-year option. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the contract is worth $27.9 million over the first four years, along with an $18.6 million signing bonus."

Richard Sherman: Make billionaires pay for their own stadiums (PFT)

"A major part of the NFL’s business model is getting taxpayers to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on new stadiums. One of the NFL’s best players thinks it’s time for that practice to stop. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said on 710 ESPN in Seattle that if he had his way, the billionaires who own NFL teams would foot the bill for the stadiums."