Daily Dawg Tags: Josh McCown’s true value?


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, Aug. 5.

The Cleveland Browns are now one week into training camp and one week away from their first preseason friendly of 2016.

One week in the books. One week until the team takes the field for the first time under head coach Hue Jackson.

Questions still remain, however, if veteran quarterback Josh McCown will be with the Browns when they head to Green Bay on Aug. 12 to face the Packers. McCown has been at the center of trade rumors for the past 36 hours, but he remains focused on the work that needs to be done with the Browns.

“ I feel like I’m on this team for a reason. This is where I’m at,” McCown said on Thursday. “Until things that are outside of my control or that decision is made otherwise, I’ll be here focusing, doing everything I can do to help this team.”

The ongoing situation with McCown is just one of the topics covered in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

4 things to know from Day 6 of training camp

"The Cleveland Browns got back to business on Thursday. Here are four things to know from the team’s latest training camp workout."

Browns sign a pair of running backs

"With just a little more than a week until their first preseason friendly, the Cleveland Browns made a pair of signings on Thursday, agreeing to deals with fullback Robert Hughes and running back Rajion Neal."

Josh McCown must be on the Browns roster in 2016

"The Cleveland Browns will be tempted in the coming weeks to trade Josh McCown, but the team needs to hold onto the veteran quarterback for 2016."

Josh McCown could be on the move soon

"Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Josh McCown is being looked at by the Dallas Cowboys as a possible replacement for the injured Kellen Moore."

Pierre Desir’s NFL education continues at new position (cleveland.com)

"Asked to describe his first two seasons in the league and Browns defensive back Pierre Desir sees it as an education. Desir is doing that work from a different spot this camp, at least part of the time. He’s been working along the back line of the defense, playing safety, along with his familiar cornerback position."

NFL news:

Ranking every NFL team’s backup quarterback situation (CBS Sports)

"It’s often overlooked in August when trying to figure out what teams will take steps forward and what teams will take steps back, but the backup quarterback position is a pretty important one in the NFL. Just ask the 2015 Dallas Cowboys, who went turnstile with the position while Tony Romo nursed multiple collarbone injuries, unable to let a league-best offensive line take over games because they were too weak under center. Jerry Jones admitted he made the mistake of not solidifying the position."

New name for Cowboys quarterback spot emerges (The Landry Hat)

"Nick Foles.  Josh McCown.  Mike Glennon.  Those are the “frontrunners” for the Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback job following the Kellen Moore injury. Foles is no longer an option, as he signed with Kansas City Chiefs. The other two backups likely will cost too much in the way of trade pieces to make sense for the Cowboys. Enter Austin Davis, who has 13 starts to his name, which is more than the combined starts of the Cowboys current backups (0)."

Terrance West pushing for Baltimore’s starting RB job? (NFL.com)

"Former Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans castoff Terrance West isn’t just pushing for a roster spot in Baltimore. He’s building a strong case to surpass Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen as the Ravens’ top running back."

Aaron Rodgers unlikely for Hall of Fame Game (ESPN)

"On a weekend when one of their all-time great quarterbacks will be celebrated and their current quarterback is expected to be a spectator, the Green Bay Packers are likely to play the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game with two undrafted, rookie, free-agent quarterbacks: Joe Callahan and Marquise Williams."