Daily Dawg Tags: 5 toughest road games in 2016


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 29.

The wait is finally over as the Cleveland Browns take the field in Berea today to open training camp and begin the march toward the beginning of the 2016 season.

The main story of training camp is the return of Josh Gordon, but the quarterback position is going to be focused on until Robert Griffin III is officially named the starter.

The news cycle is about to pick up again, which is great news for all of us, so let’s take a look at some of the news surrounding the team and the rest of the NFL on a Friday edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns: 5 toughest road games in 2016

"Unlike in any other professional sports league, winning in the National Football League is truly a challenge. Any team can win any game on any given Sunday, making every moment of football unpredictable and rewarding. This is true when speaking of any time an NFL team takes the field; but it is magnified significantly for a team on the road."

Cleveland Browns make it official: Desmond Bryant out for 2016

"The Cleveland Browns made the expected official on Thursday, placing defensive end Desmond Bryant on the reserve/non-football injury list. The move means that Bryant, who tore a pectoral muscle during an off-season workout and underwent surgery, will officially miss the entire 2016 season."

Cleveland Browns to end QB1 charade by August 12

"The Cleveland Browns made their return to Berea on Thursday in preparation for the opening of training camp and head coach Hue Jackson wasted no time in setting a timetable to name the team’s starting quarterback for the 2016 season. Jackson vowed that the decision will be revealed before the Browns first preseason friendly, which will take place on Aug. 12 against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field."

Cleveland Browns should not sign Nick Foles

"The Cleveland Browns did not do it this time. The “Only in Cleveland” moment goes to the Los Angeles Rams for releasing Nick Foles. Apparently Foles requested the release and agreed to a reduced amount of guaranteed money in 2016 to make it happen. However, in March, Foles received a $6 million dollar roster bonus."

ESPN’s John Clayton stirs up Josh Gordon trade rumors (Factory of Sadness)

"The Browns are in a weird place with Josh Gordon. There’s no denying his talent. There’s just MAJOR questions about whether he can stay eligible and be a team player. If the Browns decide to trade Gordon, the team acquiring Flash will be getting a 25-year-old receiver who set a franchise record for receiving yards even after serving a two-game suspension in 2013."

Browns’ Josh Gordon says he’s a changed man in wake of 1-year ban (ESPN.com)

"Josh Gordon said he returns to the Cleveland Browns a different man, one more willing and ready to accept help and support from others. Those were Gordon’s words Thursday in his first public comments since he was reinstated by the NFL from a one-year ban."

NFL News:

Geno Smith is ‘pissed off’ at Jets re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick (FanSided)

"Following months of negotiations, the New York Jets re-signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for the 2016 NFL season. This was one of the stories of the offseason and probably the longest one of them all. In the end, it leaves things where they were before, with Fitzpatrick as the team’s likely starting quarterback for the upcoming season."

Le’Veon Bell plans to appeal suspension in August (NFL.com)

"Le’Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy via missed drug tests, and the Steelers running back is planning his defense. Bell told the media Thursday he plans to appeal the suspension “sometime in August” and that he was notified of a missed test and his suspension in March, according to Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review."

Brandon Marshall makes wager with Antonio Brown (NFL Mocks)

"The six-time Pro Bowler was at his best again in 2015. Despite playing for a brand new team in the New York Jets and starting the year with what was a backup quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick, he still managed 1,502 yards and a career-high 14 touchdowns."