Daily Dawg Tags: Retiring the infamous jersey


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 22.

Today will be a historic day in the city of Cleveland. There is expected to be nearly one million people downtown for the Cavaliers victory parade.

The good vibes from the city’s first title in 52 years has led to Cleveland Browns players giving the champs their praise, but it has also resulted in the retiring of an infamous jersey in Cleveland.

Browns fans have seen the jersey detailing the names of every starting quarterback since 1999, but it is finally being put to rest. We recap that and more news surrounding the Browns from yesterday.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns: “The Jersey” belongs in the Hall of Fame

"The Cleveland Browns “jersey” that hung in the window of Brokaw Inc. has been retired. But it should not be forgotten. The jersey is a part of our love story with the Browns. It is the story of Cleveland fans and should be preserved. Tim Brokaw, in an email to ESPN’s Pat McManamon stated that “It’s a new day in Cleveland. We want to be a part of that.”"

Cleveland Browns: RG3 has chance to truly end “The Jersey”

"News broke yesterday that the infamous Cleveland Browns jersey featuring all the starting quarterbacks since 1999 is being retired by owner Tim Brokaw. It is nice to see a symbol of Cleveland sports failure be taken down, but it will not change the fact the Browns have been searching for a franchise quarterback since 1999."

Former Browns WR Davone Bess arrested again (Dawgs by Nature)

"In terms of former Cleveland Browns, there might just be one player who quickly fell off the path of sanity quicker than Johnny Manziel, and that would be Davone Bess. The former wide receiver joined the Browns in 2013 as a slot receiver after having spent 5 years with the Miami Dolphins. Bess had the worst season of his career, logging 42 catches for 362 yards and 2 touchdowns."

Cody Kessler and Corey Coleman want that Cavs title feeling (cleveland.com)

"Browns rookies Corey Coleman and Cody Kessler plan to attend the Cavs championship parade Wednesday, but partly to take notes on how to behave at their own. “It gives us momentum and it gives us ‘they did it and now it’s our turn,”’ Kessler said Tuesday at a Browns Youth football camp at FirstEnergy Stadium. “Now it’s our turn to come back in and work as hard as they did.”"

Cleveland Browns: Assessing 2015 Draft heading into Year 2 (NFL Spin Zone)

"Ray Farmer‘s last draft class in Cleveland did not perform all that well in their first year in the league collectively. Nevertheless, they did take a number of promising players that can have a major impact on this team going forward."

NFL News:

Von Miller, Broncos have had minimal talks last few weeks (FanSided)

"With the NFL season fast approaching here in the summer months, all of the attention now really is on the sage between the Denver Broncos and Super Bowl MVP linebacker Von Miller. The two sides are running out of time to come to an agreement, and it doesn’t seem as if they’re close to resolving anything at the moment."

Chargers, Bosa’s agent weigh in on contract standoff (NFL.com)

"The world of slotted rookie contracts is more complex than we initially expected. That’s the feeling of Joey Bosa’s agent, Todd France, anyway. France, who is one of the NFL’s top agents, joined SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday in an attempt to explain why he felt it was better for the No. 3 pick in the draft to be missing camp while his deal gets worked out."

Adrian Peterson says age won’t stop him, but grind might (ESPN.com)

"There’s little doubt in the minds of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson or his trainer James Cooper that the NFL’s reigning rushing champion can do it again this year at age 31 or play long enough to break Emmitt Smith’s career rushing record. It’s the toll of the NFL grind that could cause him to walk away, Peterson said."