Daily Dawg Tags: Josh McCown’s days numbered?


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, Aug. 4.

The Cleveland Browns will name a starting quarterback prior to their first preseason friendly on Aug. 12.

Robert Griffin III is the front-runner in a competition that may be a competition in name only. Once head coach Hue Jackson makes it official, the Browns will have to decide what to do with veteran quarterback Josh McCown.

Do the Browns keep McCown as a reliable backup? Trade him to a team, like the Dallas Cowboys, whose quarterback depth has been hit by injury?

McCown’s future is just one of the stories surrounding the Browns and the NFL that we cover in today’s Daily Dawg Tags while we wait for the Browns to resume practice today at 3:25 p.m.

Cleveland Browns news:

Should the Browns trade Josh McCown?

"The Cleveland Browns were expected to go after a quarterback early in the 2016 NFL Draft, but that plan changed after the team signed Robert Griffin III in March. Griffin came to Cleveland as the presumptive starter and is likely going to be named the starter in the next week or so. After that, what happens with Josh McCown?"

Is Josh McCown a trade target for the Dallas Cowboys?

"The Cleveland Browns should be open to the idea of trading Josh McCown if the Dallas Cowboys call about the veteran quarterback."

Desmond Bryant’s injury impacts the outside linebackers

"The injury to Desmond Bryant has caused the Cleveland Browns to change the outside linebacker group before training camp even started."

5 things to know from the start of training camp

"Five headlines have dominated Browns training camp thus far, and are elements of this coming season to watch for. Here are the top five observations from camp so far."

Corey Coleman has a new friend in his corner (ohio.com)

"Corey Coleman probably has a better summer vacation story than you because he found himself on cloud nine with His Airness. Coleman, a rookie wide receiver whose highlight plays have been turning heads at Browns training camp, signed a coveted Nike endorsement deal with Jordan Brand in March, but it wasn’t until last month that he finally met NBA legend Michael Jordan."

Christian Kirksey making good on off-season of hard work (clevelandbrowns.com)

"Christian Kirksey spoke of preparing like a starter this past spring. Now, the Browns inside linebacker has the chance to earn that mantle on the field."

NFL news:

John Harbaugh irritated by the vitriol directed toward Trent Richardson (Baltimore Sun)

"A day after cutting running back Trent Richardson, Ravens coach John Harbaugh explained the decision to release the former Alabama star while he was trying to rehab an injured knee. Harbaugh didn’t completely shut the door on the possibility of Richardson, whom he called a “good person and a hard worker” returning to the team once he is healthy."

Chiefs sign Nick Foles (Arrowhead Addict)

"On Wednesday night, the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Nick Foles agreed to a contract, according ot Mike Garafolo and others. Terms of the deal have not been announced."

Myles Jack getting first-team reps with Jacksonville (NFL.com)

"Jacksonville Jaguars fans are about to get an extended look at Myles Jack. Jacksonville defensive coordinator Todd Wash told reporters that the rookie linebacker will share reps with the starters during Wednesday’s training camp practice."

San Francisco signs NaVorro Bowman to an extension (ESPN)

"Wednesday night, NaVorro Bowman and the San Francisco 49ers agreed to a four-year contract extension, which will be added to the three years Bowman had remaining on his previous contract. Sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the four-year extension is worth $44 million, including $20 million guaranteed."