Daily Dawg Tags: RG3 named the starting quarterback


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Tuesday, Aug. 9.

The Cleveland Browns have been quietly improving throughout the offseason, but Monday was filled with a great deal of news.

The day began with the announcement that Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback to open the season, while Joe Haden returned to the active roster.

The news surrounding Griffin was bound to come any day, and made sense considering the Browns open the preseason this Friday against the Green Bay Packers. After years of competitions, it is great to have a clear starter at the outset of the preseason.

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

Cleveland Browns news:

Cleveland Browns name Robert Griffin III as their starting quarterback

"With two simple words, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson made official this morning what everyone has known since March. Quarterback Robert Griffin III will be the starter when the Browns take the field on Sept. 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles in the opening game of the 2016 NFL season."

The quarterback situation behind RG3

"The Cleveland Browns declared Robert Griffin III the team’s starting quarterback Monday, ending the anticipation of the long-expected decision. Griffin was the presumptive starter since he was signed in March, but his history of injuries made the backup position more important than normal."

Cleveland Browns: Training Camp Day 9 recap

"Although the news of Robert Griffin III being named the starting quarterback dominated Monday’s headlines, what will be overlooked is just how productive of a day the Cleveland Browns had on the practice field in Berea. The players once again came to training camp focused, despite all of the outside noise regarding the quarterback situation, and put in a solid day of work."

Cleveland Browns activate cornerback Joe Haden

"Not content to let the offense have the entire spotlight, the Cleveland Browns activated cornerback Joe Haden on Monday. While that is good news for a defensive secondary that has been missing its leader during the opening week of training camp, it is only the beginning steps of Haden’s return as he will ease his way back starting onto the field starting with individual drills."

Browns officially name Robert Griffin III starting quarterback (Factory of Sadness)

"Here at Factory of Sadness, we have discussed for some time now the Browns 2016 season with the expectation that quarterback Robert Griffin III will be their starter. Now, that expectation has finally become official."

Terrelle Pryor fires back at former Buckeyes teammate Alex Boone (ESPN.com)

"A spat between former Ohio State Buckeyes teammates has gone public. Minnesota Vikings guard Alex Boone and Cleveland Browns quarterback Terrelle Pryor have gone back and forth in the past few days in a verbal to-do started by Boone."

NFL news:

NFL not planning on moving Hall of Fame game (FanSided)

"Each year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame puts on quite a show during their Hall of Fame festivities. Honoring the legends of the game, the Hall of Fame finishes off their weekend with the Hall of Fame Game, signaling the start of the 2016 NFL Preseason. This year, those plans went out the window when horrible field conditions forced the game to be cancelled."

Amari Cooper: Foot injury ‘affected my whole game’ (NFL.com)

"Amari Cooper slammed into the proverbial rookie wall last December, failing to top 20 yards in three of the last four games of the season. Battling a foot injury that nearly led the Oakland Raiders to shut him down for the season, Cooper still managed to become the first rookie in Oakland Raiders history to reach 1,000 receiving yards."

Report: NFL clears Dion Jordan to practice when he’s healthy (PFT)

"Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan may still be a couple weeks from being medically cleared to practice, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday night that the NFL has cleared Jordan to return when he’s ready."