Daily Dawg Tags: Football season is finally here


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. 12.

The long wait is finally over. The Cleveland Browns take the field tonight to open the preseason against the Green Bay Packers in a game filled with debuts.

Hue Jackson, Robert Griffin III and a slew of rookies will make their debuts in what is the beginning of a new era of Browns football. Hopefully it lasts more than two years.

We will have a lot of pregame and postgame coverage here at Dawg Pound Daily, so check in throughout the day and the rest of the weekend for our coverage. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the news surrounding the Browns and the rest of the NFL in this Friday edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Should the Cleveland Browns pay an injured Desmond Bryant?

"The Cleveland Browns find themselves in an unenviable position following the news that defensive end Desmond Bryant wants to be paid his full salary after suffering a season-ending injury."

Cleveland Browns: RG3 ranked No. 29 overall QB

"Robert Griffin III‘s starting ability is being judged on a national scale and the consensus outside of Cleveland seems to be that Griffin is among the worst starters in the NFL. This differs from the general optimism from Cleveland Browns fans who see Griffin as a skilled quarterback getting a chance to prove himself under Hue Jackson."

A signed RG3 frying pan can be yours

"While the Cleveland Browns and Robert Griffin III are preparing for Friday night’s preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers, an item signed by Griffin is being auctioned off online. No it is not a football or even a helmet. It’s a frying pan. Yes, the NFL had the fantastic idea to have Griffin sign a pan and put it up on NFL Auction."

Browns: Players to watch in Week 1 of preseason (NFL Spin Zone)

"On Friday, the Cleveland Browns will share the field with the Green Bay Packers in their preseason openers. In the team’s first look with head coach Hue Jackson pulling the strings, what should fans look for among the new faces on the roster?"

Browns chasing elusive defensive identity (ESPN.com)

"To date in Cleveland Browns training camp, there has been much focus on the quarterback position. Meanwhile, the following has taken place regarding the team’s defense."

NFL news:

Carson Wentz throws first interception (FanSided)

"When the Philadelphia Eagles trade their future to move up to draft Carson Wentz, the franchise was going all in on their rookie quarterback. Although the No. 2 pick in the draft might not be the starter from day one, he’s eventually expected to overtake the starting spot from quarterback Sam Bradford."

Sanchez, Siemian makes cases for Broncos’ starting job (NFL.com)

"The Denver Broncos experienced what life with Mark Sanchez is like on Thursday night. It’s anyone’s guess if the team is ready for a full season of it. After an up-and-down training camp, Sanchez put together an up-and-down night as the team’s starter in their preseason opener in Chicago."

Green Bay Packers: 5 players to watch vs. Browns (Lombardi Ave)

"Unless the Lambeau Field turf has recently been tarmacked, the Packers preseason will finally get underway Friday night. The Cleveland Browns come to town in the first of four exhibition games."