Daily Dawg Tags: Joe Thomas remains the gold standard


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 23.

The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated a championship yesterday in front of over one million elated fans who lined the streets of downtown Cleveland.

The celebration caps a historic run by the Cavaliers, but it also ushers in the end of the NBA season. The focus now shifts to the first-place Cleveland Indians and the rebuilding Cleveland Browns.

The Browns have a lot of work to do to get to the level of the Cavaliers, but that will all start once training camp begins on July 29. Until then, let’s check out some news from yesterday about the Browns and the rest of the NFL.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns: Joe Thomas remains the gold standard

"Much like large parts of downtown Cleveland, the Cleveland Browns offensive line will be under construction once training camp opens on July 29. With the loss of Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz in free agency, at least 40 percent of the line will be new come the fall – and this is if John Greco holds off the challenge for his starting spot at right guard."

Corey Coleman working to be more than one-dimensional

"The Cleveland Browns selected Corey Coleman in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the idea that he will be the first consistent deep threat since … Paul Warfield? Dante Lavelli? Well, let’s just say it has been a long time. Like any rookie wide receiver coming into the NFL, Coleman brings with him certain routes that he is most comfortable – and therefore most successful – running. For the speedy Coleman, who pulled in 20 touchdown passes last season for Baylor, the most obvious route is anything deep."

Cavs title eases grip of The Fumble for Earnest Byner (cleveland.com)

"Former Browns running back Earnest Byner drove from Nashville to Cleveland Tuesday night to help rewrite the ending of Believeland, both literally and figuratively. He will attend the Cavs championship parade in downtown Cleveland and exorcize a little more of The Fumble. The curse is broken and The Fumble is just another dog-eared page in the saga of Cleveland sports."

WR Jordan Payton back with Browns and ‘getting after it’ (clevelandbrowns.com)

"No one among the members of the Browns rookie class has used up more bandwidth over the past couple of months than wide receiver Jordan Payton. Since the end of May’s rookie minicamp and up until the beginning of last week, Payton was across the country at UCLA finishing up his spring quarter. Four courses shy of graduation, Payton was able to walk at his commencement earlier this month."

Browns legends Brown, Byner, Kosar at Cavaliers parade (ESPN.com)

"Plenty of Cleveland and Ohio sports celebrities have joined in the fun of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ victory parade on Wednesday. While LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and the rest of the Cavs are moving through the streets of Cleveland, they’ve been followed close behind by the likes of Cleveland Browns legends Jim Brown, Bernie Kosar and Earnest Byner, as well as Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, who knows a thing or two about winning championships."

NFL News:

Cowboys’ Dez Bryant sued over rental home damage (FanSided)

"In September of 2013, Dez Bryant began renting a house from Texas state senator Royce West for the price of $4,720 dollars per month. According to the agreement, all the star Dallas Cowboys wide receiver had to do was keep it the way he found it, with the exception of normal wear an tear. Apparently, Bryant destroyed the place to the tune of a lawsuit for between $100,000 and $200,000 dollars in damages."

Buffalo Bills evaluating potential new stadium options (NFL.com)

"After 43 years in the same stadium, are the Buffalo Bills looking at potentially building a new stadium? The Bills have been playing at Ralph Wilson Stadium (originally Rich Stadium) since 1973. Until recently, the organization was in no rush to build a new stadium, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s recent remarks appear to have moved the Bills into considering the possibility.\"

Von Miller on contract: Just a time for waiting right now (Pro Football Talk)

"In recent weeks, linebacker Von Miller has addressed the status of his push for a long-term contract with the Broncos a few times. He said that he couldn’t see himself sitting out the entire year or leaving the Broncos on one occasion and then posted to Instagram that there was “no chance” he plays out the year under the $14.1 million tender that comes with the franchise tag."