Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns are back
By Thomas Moore
Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Monday, Aug. 1.
The long wait is over as the Cleveland Browns opened training camp over the weekend.
The weather did not cooperate as the team had to close the first two of 11 practices open to the public, but the Browns will still able to get their work in, including the first full-pad practice of the year.
“It was a good first day. I don’t like to make comparisons, but I think for our group, I think today was a good start, but more so than anything, I think our guys liked it and respected it,” head coach Hue Jackson said. “It’s different. I know it’s a little bit different than maybe what they’ve been accustomed to, but I think it’s what it’s truly going take for us to have a really good football team.”
The Browns will be back at practice today at 3 p.m. In the meantime, take a moment to get caught up on the key stories from the weekend from Berea and around the NFl.
Cleveland Browns news:
Can Josh Gordon avoid being a one-year wonder?
"Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon may be facing his last chance to prove he is more than the team’s latest one-year wonder."
Paul DePodesta explains passing on Carson Wentz
"Cleveland Browns Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta revealed the thought process behind passing on Carson Wentz in the 2016 NFL Draft."
Browns should listen if teams call about Josh Gordon
"The Cleveland Browns should be open to the idea of trading wide receiver Josh Gordon, but only under the right scenario."
Alvin Bailey fighting to be a full-time starter (ohio.com)
"When Alvin Bailey describes the best of his football career, he speaks as if he’s sharing a goulash recipe. Bailey, 24, is hoping to earn a job as a full-time starter for the first time in his NFL career. A free-agent acquisition who spent his first three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Bailey has taken all of the first-team snaps at right tackle in camp as rookie third-round draft pick Shon Coleman has worked with the second unit."
Hue Jackson smart to name starting QB early
"By saying a starting quarterback will be named before the first preseason game, Hue Jackson made it clear this team is going to have a quarterback who receives the first-team reps throughout camp, and who has the support of the coaching staff at the outset of the season."
Isaiah Crowell well-received by fans in first open practice (cleveland.com)
"On the first day of Browns training camp open to the public, Isaiah Crowell received a warm welcome from the fans in the aftermath of his Instagram controversy."
Emmanuel Ogbah working at defensive end
"The Cleveland Browns selected Emmanuel Ogbah at the top of the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the idea that he would transition into an athletic force at the outside linebacker position. The plan was going full-steam ahead right up until starting defensive end Desmond Bryant was lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle."
Jimmy Haslam says he is realistic about 2016
"Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has always been long on promises, but short on results. Do his latest comments reveal that he has changed his ways?"
Reggie Bush expected to sign with Bills (NFL.com)
"The next phase of Reggie Bush’s career is poised to take place in Buffalo. Bush will visit the Bills in Rochester, New York, on Monday and is expected to sign with the team if he passes his physical, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport."
Bosa, Chargers haven’t talked since Tuesday (PFT)
"On Friday, Chargers G.M. Tom Telesco said that the team and the agents representing unsigned defensive end Joey Bosa are “actively talking.” A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the two sides last communicated on Thursday, two days before the Chargers reported to camp."
Matt Forte proceeding with caution after hamstring injury (NYDN)
"Matt Forte’s hamstring injury is a minor pull from before training camp that he and the team are trying to treat with caution. The halfback said he injured the hamstring while running on his own. He’s missed the team’s first four practices but didn’t provide any clarity as to when he’d be able to get on the field."
Rams unable to contact troubled Tre Mason (Yahoo)
"Just two years ago, things looked great for Tre Mason. The former Auburn running back was a third-round draft pick of the Rams in 2014 after coming off a season in which he was a Heisman Trophy finalist. But now the Rams, and Mason’s family, are worried about his well-being."