Daily Dawg Tags: Terrelle Pryor is on the rise
Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Wednesday, Aug. 10.
The Cleveland Browns will finally take the field for an actual football game in just two days when the team travels to take on the Green Bay Packers.
The Friday game will cap off a week already filled with a great deal of news, as Robert Griffin III is now officially the starting quarterback and Joe Haden is back from injury.
There is also the release of the season’s first depth chart, which highlighted the progress Terrelle Pryor has made since becoming a member of the Browns last season.
Let’s take a look at the news surrounding the Browns and the rest of the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
Cleveland Browns: Terrelle Pryor’s stock continues to rise
"Terrelle Pryor and the Cleveland Browns are a perfect match. While Pryor’s career as a quarterback was floundering, the Browns decided to give him a chance as a wide receiver. He finished with only one reception in 2015 and looked to be a possible roster casualty with the new front office and coaching staff coming to town, but his history, although limited, with Hue Jackson has led to Pryor becoming one of the top receivers on the team as of right now."
Cleveland Browns release first unofficial depth chart
"yThe Cleveland Browns don’t play a regular season game until September 11, but it is never too early to begin predicting who will end up where on the depth chart. The team gave fans a starting point for the predictions by releasing an unofficial depth chart Monday night."
Does RG3’s success hinge on Hue Jackson?
"On Monday, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson ended the most non-competitive quarterback competition in franchise history by naming Robert Griffin III the starting quarterback for the 2016 NFL season. The reaction from Browns fans was overwhelming positive, not surprising as Browns tends to be an overly optimistic bunch, by and large."
Cleveland Browns: Training Camp Day 10 recap
"With the first preseason game just three days away, the Cleveland Browns are in preparation mode for their game against the Green Bay Packers Friday. Tuesday’s practice was the second-to-last training camp session in Berea before the game, and it was a fundamentally sound, clean practice."
League insiders rank Robert Griffin III 32nd of 33 NFL QBs (ESPN.com)
"Hue Jackson called Robert Griffin III flawless in the way he’s approached the Cleveland Browns quarterback job. Others in the league don’t see Griffin that way. ESPN’s Mike Sando published his annual quarterback tier rankings in an Insider piece on Tuesday."
Browns Training Camp 2016: Day 10 clips and quips (Dawgs by Nature)
"The summer heat and humidity hit the Cleveland Browns like a ton of bricks today, as the Browns experienced a tough practice. Errors and issues occurred as players struggled with temperatures soaring to around 90 degrees. Small injuries also plagued the Browns today, as Shon Coleman left early with cramps and seven players sat out practice."
Eagles’ Lane Johnson faces 10-game PED suspension (FanSided)
"According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson could incur a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy.The Eagles drafted Johnson with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Oklahoma."
Window closes on potential trade of Joey Bosa in 2016 (PFT)
"It’s official. In 2016, defensive end Joey Bosa will play for the Chargers or for no one. As first explained last week by PFT, the window for trading Bosa closed at 4:00 p.m. ET today, 30 days before the start of the regular season. He can’t be traded until the 2017 league year opens, at the earliest."
Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich suffers torn triceps (NFL.com)
"The Patriots’ pass-rushing depth was dealt a blow on Tuesday. Defensive end Rob Ninkovich tore his triceps in Tuesday’s scrimmage versus the Saints, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the injury."