Daily Dawg Tags: Will Justin Gilbert make the team?


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. 22.

The Cleveland Browns had a rather quiet weekend of practice as the news cycle in Cleveland was focused on the magical play of the Indians.

But with the NFL season approaching, the Browns will be right back in the spotlight when the team plays Friday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Browns are actually heading down to Florida early to have two joint practices with the Bucs before meeting in the game on Friday.

The main focus surrounding the team right now is which players will ultimately make the final roster,so let’s take a look at that and more in a Monday edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Cleveland Browns: Will Justin Gilbert make the final roster?

"Like every NFL team at this stage of the preseason, the Cleveland Browns have a multitude of decisions to make regarding their final roster. While many players compete for a roster spot, only 53 will remain members of the team once the season begins."

The Cleveland Browns should not sign Karlos Williams

"One of the biggest headlines from around the NFL on Saturday was the Buffalo Bills’ decision to release second-year running back Karlos Williams. For some fans and especially outsiders to the Buffalo organization, this news came as a major surprise. But for many, the multitude of factors that led to the end of Williams’ career in Buffalo made it only a matter of time until the transaction was made."

Cleveland Browns: The unfair doubt surrounding RG3 in 2016

"Being a Cleveland Browns fan is an interesting exercise in patience. The team has only had two winning seasons since 1999, yet Browns fever runs wild every fall when the team opens training camp in Berea. The fever increases throughout the preseason and peaks on opening day. Unfortunately, things seem to go downhill after that point."

Keeping RG3’s performance in context

"The Cleveland Browns returned to FirstEnergy Stadium Thursday night for the preseason home opener, falling to the Atlanta Falcons by the score of 24-13. Wins and losses are meaningless this time of year, which is why Browns fans are, for the most part, excited about what happened on the field last night."

Not long before Justin Gilbert should be cut (Factory of Sadness)

"It should be inevitable for the Cleveland Browns to cut Justin Gilbert. Although tackling is not the first requirement as a cornerback, tackling is still very important. Unfortunately, he has yet to make the necessary adjustments with that and every other part of the position."

Suspended WR Josh Gordon gets reps with Browns’ starters (ESPN.com)

"The Cleveland Browns worked Josh Gordon with the first team during parts of Sunday’s practice, another step as the receiver returns form a yearlong suspension. “It’s important for him to be with the ones,” coach Hue Jackson said. “Because I think he’s going to be one of our better players. So we got to put him out there and see what he’s capable of doing.”"

NFL news:

NFL eliminates ‘probable’ designation on injury reports (FanSided.com)

"NFL teams often guard injuries like a state secret, in order to keep opponents in the dark as long as possible. But the league has made sure injury reports are easy to understand, so the thirst for information from fans, fantasy football owners and gamblers can be quenched."

Mark Sanchez: I feel like I squandered an opportunity (NFL.com)

"Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez has been nothing but honest during a trying three-way battle this offseason for the starting gig in Denver. And on Saturday, after he watched top challenger Trevor Siemian start the game before turning in another mixed bag performance himself, Sanchez was self-critical to say the least."

Jeff Fisher reiterates that Rams will be patient with Jared Goff (PFT)

"With the regular season three weeks away, the first overall pick in the draft is no closer to starting when the real games begin. “What I’ve been saying since day one is we’re going to be patient with him,” coach Jeff Fisher told reporters on Sunday regarding quarterback Jared Goff."