Daily Dawg Tags: The K’Waun Williams suspension


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. 18.

The Cleveland Browns return to FirstEnergy Stadium tonight to take on the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason home opener. While it is just a preseason game, there is a lot to watch for when the Browns take the field.

There are several players fighting for roster spots, while established starters still need to make a statement to hold off the young players fighting for starting spots.

One player who will not be present is K’Waun Williams, as he is serving a suspension for what it being deemed “multiple violations of team rules.” The situation is an interesting one, so let’s take a deeper look at it and other news surrounding the Browns and the rest of the NFL in a game day version of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Cleveland Browns: The odd K’Waun Williams suspension 

"The Cleveland Browns announced on Tuesday that they have suspended cornerbackK’Wuan Williams for two weeks, including one game pay check for “multiple violations of team rules.”  The fine amounts to 1/17 of his $600,000 salary this season or $35,294 according to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com."

Cleveland Browns: RG3 news is none of our business

"The Cleveland Browns are undoubtedly the biggest show in town. The Cavaliers won a championship and the Indians are in first place, but it will always be a Browns Town until the end of time, or the end of professional football in America. This means anything related to the Browns is going to be reported upon, even if it doesn’t necessarily pertain to the action on the field."

Cleveland Browns: Players with the most to gain Thursday night

"Many Cleveland Browns starters and key players only played briefly last week in the preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers. With the first live action under their belt, expect Hue Jackson to allow his starters to play longer into the ball game Thursday at home."

Browns Rumors: K’Waun mad over losing playing time (Factory of Sadness)

"K’Waun Williams is in Swagger’s dog house. The third-year corner was suspended two games by the Browns for refusing to play in the Browns preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers. Wiliams claimed he was hampered by an injured ankle after the game. If true, the Browns never knew it."

K’Waun Williams needs ankle surgery; will appeal suspension (cleveland.com)

"Browns cornerback K’Waun Williams was told by an independent specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Wednesday that he needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle “in order for him to perform as a professional athlete,” his agent told cleveland.com."

NFL news:

Report: Marcell Dareus suspended because of missed drug test (FanSided)

"Any optimism that Buffalo Bills fans had after the NFL draft has been quickly wiped out heading into the season. A defensive unit that was considered one of the best in the league two seasons ago is now decimated beyond belief."

Bruce Arians feeling better after hospital stay (NFL.com)

"Bruce Arians is out of the hospital and said he’s feeling better. The Arizona Cardinals coach spoke to reporters hours after he was released Wednesday from a San Diego-area hospital where he underwent treatment for stomach pains. Arians told reporters he was dealing with symptoms associated with Diverticulitis, a condition which affects the digestive tract."

Atlanta Falcons: 5 players to watch against the Cleveland Browns (Blogging Dirty)

"The Atlanta Falcons were the only team in the NFC South to pick up a win in week 1 of the preseason. But as you all know, that doesn’t mean anything. What really matters is how certain players perform. This is a warmup for the starters, and an audition for the backups."