Daily Dawg Tags: Is the Cleveland Browns offense lacking a Big 3?
By Thomas Moore
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 16.
The Cleveland Browns are on their summer hiatus, but there is still plenty of news surrounding the team as the opening of training camp is just 44 days away.
In other Browns news, the offense is still a work in progress as the presumed “Big 3” is not receiving much national love from ESPN; the same is true of last year’s receiving group, which Pro Football Focus frowned upon; and the team will once again hold a scrimmage at Ohio Stadium.
Here’s everything you need to know (or may have missed) about the Browns and the NFL to get your Thursday started.
Are the Cleveland Browns offensive Big 3 the NFL’s worst?
"The Cleveland Browns are working to rebuild their passing game in 2016, but are their Big 3 on offensive among the league’s worst?"
Where will Joe Thomas land on the NFL Top 100 list?
"NFL Network has been revealing the results of its annual Top 100 Players list, which is chosen by the players, but a familiar name has not been announced yet. Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas has not found out his ranking yet with 40 players still to be named. The next ten names are to be revealed tonight, but will Thomas have to wait another week to hear his name called?"
Browns receivers graded No. 30 in 2015 by PFF
"The Cleveland Browns drafted four wide receivers in this year’s NFL Draft after seeing the lack of production from the group on the field last season. The best wide receiver, Travis Benjamin, left Cleveland to join the San Diego Chargers. Then Brian Hartline was released, leaving tight end Gary Barnidge and running back Duke Johnson Jr. as the only pass-catching threats returning to the team. The lack of production was noticed by Pro Football Focus when it gave the Browns a low grade for overall team receiving in 2015."
Browns to hold scrimmage at Ohio Stadium
"Fans in Columbus will be treated to some Cleveland Browns football in August when the team heads to Ohio Stadium for the second annual Orange & Brown scrimmage."
Browns to open training camp on July 29
"The Cleveland Browns will open their first training camp under head coach Hue Jackson on July 29 at team headquarters in Berea. That day will be the first of 11 training camp practices open to the public."
Bernie Kosar says RG3 was phenomenal in practice he watched (cleveland.com)
"Bernie Kosar liked what he saw when he was invited by head coach Hue Jackson to watch the Browns practice nearly three weeks ago in Berea."
Tension among Broncos indicates worse-than-normal hangover (The Sporting News)
"Don’t look now, but it seems that John Elway isn’t buddy-buddy with a couple of teammates from last year’s Super Bowl champions, the Broncos team he put together and is now struggling to keep together."
Ravens release Eugene Monroe (Ebony Bird)
"We should not be shocked that a trade did not happen. You don’t buy the day old donuts the minute before they give them away for free. While I’m not in love with the move to get rid of a starting caliber left tackle, the writing was on the wall. Yesterday Jeff Zerbiec of the Baltimore Sun reported that the team was ready to move on from Eugene Monroe. Today he was released and is no longer a Raven."
The Steelers should listen to Big Ben and become the NFL’s Warriors (Fox Sports)
"Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants his team to go for two points after every touchdown in 2016, eschewing the 33-yard extra-point kick for a 2-yard play from scrimmage. The Steelers should listen to their quarterback —€” he’s offering the team an opportunity to be the Golden State Warriors of the NFL."
Which players could sign mega-deals this summer? (NFL.com)
"Here are a few of the biggest names, culled from various reports, people with knowledge of potential deals who spoke with Around The NFL and some good old-fashioned common sense."