Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns open preseason


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Monday, Aug. 15.

The Cleveland Browns begin preparing today for their second preseason friendly, when they take on the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The Browns are a bit roughed up at the wide receiver position after the opener against the Green Bay Packers. The team lost wide receiver Rannell Hill to a season-ending broken leg, Terrelle Pryor injured his hand and, on Sunday, Ricardo Louis joined Corey Coleman and Andrew Hawkins among the group dealing with hamstring issues.

“Everybody has a number of guys that are banged up. That’s just training camp,” head coach Hue Jackson said on Sunday. “That’s just the way it goes. We talked about it as a team today. No one is going to feel sorry for us because we have a few guys down. That’s the National Football League this time of year.

“You hate it, but we need to fight through it because it could be the way the season goes.”

While the Browns get ready for the Falcons, take a few moments to get caught up on all the news surrounding Cleveland and the NFL.

Cleveland Browns News

How far should teams go to stop critics?

"What would you do, Browns fans, if the Cleveland Browns tried to control what you said about the team by withholding access to tickets?"

Ranking the Browns starting quarterbacks since 1999

"Robert Griffin III is the Browns starting quarterback – for now. Take a trip back in time and revisit the players who once held that very same position."

Browns sign wide receiver Ed Eagan

"The Cleveland Browns, apparently not comfortable with only having 11 wide receivers on the roster, signed wide receiver Ed Eagan on Sunday. To make room on the roster, the club placed wide receiver Rannell Hall on the waived/injured list. Hall, who was having an impressive training camp, suffered a season-ending broken leg Friday night against the Green Bay Packers."

Browns: 5 offensive takeaways vs. the Packers

"The Cleveland Browns offense played like it was in rebuilding mode against the Green Bay Packers on Friday night at Lambeau Field. In their first preseason game, the Browns showed glimpses of what could be, along with the realities that come with a new head coach and offensive scheme combined with a young roster."

Browns: Defensive takeaways vs. the Packers

"Head coach Hue Jackson understands his Cleveland Browns need a lot of work all over the field after a 17-11 loss against the Green Bay Packers loss to open the preseason. Here are a few things that stood out on the defensive side of the ball in the preseason opener."

Josh Gordon “very close” to practicing (cleveland.com)

"Josh Gordon participated in the Browns’ walk-through Sunday and his return to practice from a quad injury can’t come fast enough."

Hue Jackson wants RG3 to avoid turnovers (ESPN)

"For his quarterback and his team, Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson took the bad with the good after a disappointing preseason opener Friday night. Jackson said quarterback Robert Griffin III did some good things for a guy who hadn’t played in a year, but he lamented Griffin not taking better care of the ball."

NFL News

Jeff Fisher smart to rest Jared Goff (Ramblin Fan)

"Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher decided to rest quarterback Jared Goff in the second half in the preseason opener after dealing with soreness in his non-throwing shoulder."

Atlanta’s pass rush still needs work (Blogging Dirty)

"One of the things that Atlanta Falcons fans expected out of the hiring of Dan Quinn at the end of the 2014 season was to have an improved defense. And while statistically it was, one thing got worse."

Buffalo loses IK Enemkpali for season with ACL team (NFL.com)

"IK Enemkpali didn’t finish the Buffalo Bills’ preseason Week 1 tilt against the Colts after suffering a knee injury, and he now he’s out for the rest of the season as well. An MRI confirmed that Enemkpali suffered a torn ACL and will miss the entire season, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning."

Blaine Gabbert a mixed back vs. Texans (NFL.com)

"Blaine Gabbert had a chance on Sunday to sink a knife in San Francisco’s hyped-up quarterback duel. Instead, he delivered a comprehensive mixed bag of positives and negatives in the 49ers’ 24-13 loss to Houston."