Daily Dawg Tags: Interview with Chad Johnson on joining staff


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, July 13.

The news surrounding the Cleveland Browns got a bit more exciting Tuesday when Chad Johnson announced he was joining the Browns coaching staff to serve as an extra voice during training camp.

We here at Dawg Pound Daily were able to interview Johnson about the new role, along with what he thinks about the receivers in Cleveland.

This news joined that surrounding Isaiah Crowell, who is facing heat from the Cleveland police union after a now-removed Instagram post showing a picture of a man in a black hood slitting an officer’s throat.

Let’s take a look at those stories and more from yesterday in a Wednesday edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns:

DPD Exclusive: Chad Johnson talks about role with Cleveland Browns

"Chad Johnson made news on Monday when he sent out a tweet expressing his interest in joining the Cleveland Browns as a coach in training camp. Cleveland.com got a confirmation from the Browns that Johnson would indeed be in camp working with the wide receivers after Johnson sent out a tweet earlier today about joining the team. The six-time Pro Bowler confirmed that he will be in Berea for training camp in an exclusive interview with Dawg Pound Daily."

Desmond Bryant reportedly suffers injury, may miss 2016 season

"Cleveland Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant will reportedly miss the 2016 season after undergoing surgery for a torn pectoral muscle."

Cleveland police union wants more than apology from Isaiah Crowell

"Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell met with Cleveland Chief of Police Calvin Williams on Tuesday in an attempt to smooth things over following an Instagram post showing a drawing of a police officer being stabbed in the neck by a man in a black hood."

Johnny Manziel won’t receive guaranteed money from Browns

"Cleveland Browns fans heard so much negative news about Johnny Manziel since he was drafted in 2014, the mere mention of his name was enough to induce a cringe. The healing process began when Manziel was released in March, even though the team still owed him over $2 million in guaranteed money. Or so we thought. The Browns had the ability to void the remaining money owed to Manziel, and they did just that, according to Pro Football Talk."

Cleveland police union head threatens to pull cops from Browns games (cleveland.com)

"Cleveland’s police union president is threatening to tell his officers not to work security at Cleveland Browns games if running back Isaiah Crowell doesn’t take his apology over a social media post depicting the death of a police officer further."

Browns irate after ‘disturbing, unacceptable’ Isaiah Crowell Instagram pic (Yahoo)

"Like so many across America outraged and disturbed by the civic disturbances of the last few days, Browns running back Isaiah Crowell took to social media to vent his anger. Unlike most Americans, Crowell is employed by a professional football team, and Crowell’s employer isn’t pleased. Crowell posted on his Instagram account a graphic drawing of a hooded man slashing the throat of a kneeling police officer."

NFL News:

James Harrison denies use of PEDs in sworn affidavit (FanSided)

"The Al-Jazeera documentary is somewhat of a controversy. Some say they’re bunk and that there’s nothing wrong, some say while they’re imperfect, they’re indicative of a culture of PED usage in the NFL and MLB. The NFL has planned to interview Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison about their alleged use."

Falcons want to reduce Devonta Freeman’s workload (NFL.com)

"Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman compiled a combined 1,634 yards rushing and receiving in 2015, more than 27 percent of the team’s total yards for the year. He also added 14 of the Falcons’ 38 touchdowns. Despite being the team’s second-best offensive weapon (behind Julio Jones), Atlanta would like to give Freeman a bigger breather in 2016 and get Tevin Coleman more involved in the offense."

Wes Welker calls chances of playing in NFL again a ‘small percentage’ (CBS Sports)

"Wes Welker, the formerly dominant slot receiver for Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, isn’t quite ready to officially retire. By the sound of it though, Welker isn’t delusional enough to believe that his return is imminent. Welker, who remains unsigned after his last stint with an NFL team resulted in 13 catches and 102 yards, is open to joining another team if “the right situation” presents itself."