Daily Dawg Tags: Managing the salary cap for 2018


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, July 1.

It is July which means we have finally reached the month in which training camp begins.

The Cleveland Browns may have low expectations in 2016, but it is always nice when training camp starts up so there is actual football to watch.

The news surrounding the team continues to be that of speculation, except for the news surrounding a certain former quarterback who continues to be associated with the team for some reason.

While we await the beginning of training camp, let’s take a look at the news surrounding the Browns and the rest of the NFL.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns: Managing the salary cap for a 2018 run

"The Cleveland Browns shook up the NFL by canning the traditional methods of team management. Given the team’s track record over the past 16 seasons, who can blame them?Instead of seasoned NFL management veterans, the Browns hired every available Harvard graduate on the market. Ok, maybe not all of them – but close."

Cleveland Browns: Will lower expectations help fans cope in 2016?

"With the exception of a 7-9 record in 2014, the Cleveland Browns have not won more than five games in a season since 2007. The misery of the last decade escalated into an epic, woeful crescendo with a 3-13 record in 2015. In what many labeled as the worst season in Browns history, Browns fans lived in a football horror movie, sticking it out until the conclusion of the final game."

Cleveland Browns trim QB ranks by releasing Connor Shaw

"The Cleveland Browns now have one more open seat in the quarterback room after the team released Connor Shaw on Thursday. The club announced the move on its website."

Cleveland Browns: 2nd-longest odds to make 2016 playoffs (NFL Spin Zone)

"To steal the phrase from a well-known movie: So you’re telling me there’s a chance. The final day of June brought with it Bovada releasing odds for every National Football League team as it pertains to making the 2017 NFL Playoffs. Fans of the Cleveland Browns will likely not be surprised to learn that Las Vegas is not high on the Browns heading into the July 4 holiday weekend."

Quarterback Connor Shaw waived by Cleveland Browns (cleveland.com)

"Browns second-year quarterback Connor Shaw, who was waived on Thursday, will go down in club history as No. 22. No, not his jersey number. He was the 22nd quarterback to start a game for the Browns since 1999. He did so as a rookie in Baltimore in the 2014 season finale, when Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel were both injured."

NFL News:

NFL suspends Cowboys LB Rolando McClain 10 games (FanSided)

"Rolando McClain has had a bumpy ride through the NFL, to say the least. He began his career with the Oakland Raiders after being drafted 8th overall. The former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker made an instant impact while in Oakland, notching the second-most tackles on the team in his rookie season."

Trevone Boykin pleads no contest, receives probation (NFL.com)

"Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin plead no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest stemming from an incident last year, the Bexar County (Texas) District Attorney’s Office confirmed to NFL Media."

Roger Goodell made $32 million in compensation for 2015 (ESPN.com)

"The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell nearly $32 million in fiscal year 2015. Sports Business Daily first reported Goodell’s salary details, citing the league’s 2015 tax filing. Goodell’s pay is down slightly from fiscal year 2014, when he made $34.1 million. That included base salary and bonuses as well as pension and other deferred payments."