Daily Dawg Tags: Taking right approach with Corey Coleman


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. 11.

After over seven months of waiting, the Cleveland Browns are set to take the field one day from now for the preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers.

Summer always seems to go by so fast, but the gradual shortening of daylight means football is getting closer every day.

The Browns were forced to close practice to the public Wednesday because of weather and will be traveling today, meaning the next time fans see the Browns will be in Friday’s game. It is unknown for how long the starters will play, but fans should get a brief look at Robert Griffin III, even if only for a series or two.

The excitement is beginning to build in anticipation of the preseason opener, so 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 taking right approach with Corey Coleman

"Rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman has wasted little time in training camp displaying the big-play ability that led the Cleveland Browns to select him in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, last Friday’s performance in the team’s scrimmage may be the last that Browns fans see of Coleman for a while."

Cleveland Browns: Competition good for RT position

"The Cleveland Browns released their first depth chart on Monday with a nice surprise as Spencer Drango, the fifth-round pick out of Baylor, was listed as the starting right tackle. To say the Browns are off script with this choice would be an understatement. The plan was for third-round draft pick Shon Coleman to come into camp and battle veterans Austin Pasztor and Alvin Bailey for the starting right tackle position."

Cleveland Browns: All quiet, for now, on the safety front

"On a team with 14 draft picks joining 16 second-year players, it can be easy to be overlooked. Even so, the safety position for the Cleveland Browns has been particularly quiet during the first 10 of training camp, especially for a team that is looking to replace both of its starting safeties from 2015."

Cleveland Browns: Training Camp Day 11 recap

"As NFL preseason action commences, the Cleveland Browns have a different attitude they’re starting with in 2016. There is always excitement as the preseason opener approaches, but this training camp has consistently provided fans with they optimism they always seek."

Browns: Multiple WRs will miss Week 1 of preseason (Factory of Sadness)

"The first time in 2016 Cleveland Browns fans will get to see their team face off against a different team will be this Friday night at 8 PM EST when Cleveland plays the Green Bay Packers on the road. During that game, many players will have an increase in playing time as injuries are affecting the roster, specifically the wide receiver position."

Josh Gordon needs to shed a few pounds, close to practicing (cleveland.com)

"Josh Gordon is running after practice, playing a little catch during and is close to returning to the practice field from his pulled quad muscle. But his former coach and his current have observed he’ll need to shed a few pounds to get down to his Pro Bowl fighting weight."

NFL news: 

Report: Chargers wideout Stevie Johnson done for the season (FanSided)

"The San Diego Chargers have had quite the preseason, as they have yet to sign 2016 first round draft selection Joey Bosa. On Wednesday, the team found out it will be without starting wide receiver Stevie Johnson for the entire 2016 season, as reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport."

Reggie Ragland (ACL) expected to miss 2016 season (NFL.com)

"Bills linebacker Reggie Ragland is going under the knife later this week for surgery on his torn ACL, and Buffalo isn’t optimistic about the rookie’s prospects in 2016. The team confirmed Wednesday that Ragland’s knee is expected to sideline him for the entire season."

Divide hardens between Chargers, Bosa (PFT)

"Chargers G.M. Tom Telesco believes a compromise between the team and rookie defensive end Joey Bosa is inevitable. Before the two sides can come to a consensus on a contract, they need to reach an agreement regarding the nature of their disagreement."