Daily Dawg Tags: What is Barkevious Mingo’s value?


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Tuesday, Aug. 23.

The Cleveland Browns are in Tampa Bay today for the first joint practice with the Buccaneers as the two teams prepare to meet in a preseason game Friday.

These practices are a great way for the Browns to continue preparing for the season, but let’s just hope no one does anything stupid and forgets it is only a practice.

The focus continues to be on who will make the final roster as the season is less than three weeks away, so let’s take a look at that news and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

What is Barkevious Mingo’s true value?

"With the first cuts coming next week, the Cleveland Browns have a serious decision to make with Barkevious Mingo. Entering his fourth season, Mingo has failed to live up to his lofty high draft status. Expectations were high for Mingo when the Browns made him the sixth overall pick out of LSU in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Browns were transitioning from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 base defense under then new hire Ray Horton."

Josh McCown no longer needed in Dallas 

"The Cleveland Browns are set to be led by quarterback Robert Griffin III in 2016, putting Josh McCown back in the familiar role of being a backup.McCown is a reliable quarterback, but never seemed to have what it takes to be a permanent starter in the NFL."

Will Andrew Hawkins make the final roster?

"In a little more than a week, the first wave of roster cuts will take place across the NFL. The Cleveland Browns will join the other 31 teams in reducing rosters to a maximum of 75 players by Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. While there are several familiar names that are on the roster bubble for the Browns, it is unlikely that they will be among the initial purge."

DPD talks Cleveland Browns on Sportscast Radio

"The Cleveland Browns are a team known nationally for historic hardships and continual failure, but many around the nation are not well-informed on this current Browns team. New starting quarterback Robert Griffin III is a big name, but there are so many other storylines surrounding the team besides just who will line up under center."

Cam Erving heading in right direction (NFL Spin Zone)

"Cam Erving still has much to learn, but against the Falcons, he looked far more like like a first-round pick than at any point to date. This game showed much of what he’s still lacking should come from experience, as well as study, but it also showed glimpses of how much Erving can do for this offense in the future."

The art of the slide has become vital to RG3 (ESPN.com)

"At the end of an innocuous play in one of many offseason practices at the Cleveland Browns facility, Robert Griffin III jumped from the ground and started walking with authority. “Who says he can’t slide?” Griffin screamed to no one on particular."

NFL news:

Antonio Cromartie signs with Indianapolis Colts (FanSided)

"The Indianapolis Colts are dealing with a laundry list of injuries at cornerback, most notably an ankle injury that kept Vontae Davis out of their last preseason game. So, Antonio Cromartie came in for a visit on Monday, and he was not allowed to leave town without a contract."

Harrison, Peppers, Matthews to be interviewed by NFL (NFL.com)

"Three NFL players have agreed to meet NFL investigators regarding performance-enhancing drug allegations stemming from a December report by Al Jazeera America. Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers along with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison will acquiesce to NFL demands that the active players named in the report meet with investigators, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported."

Goff reportedly third on Rams’ QB depth chart (CBS Sports)

"Our breakdown of winners and losers from Week 2 of the NFL preseasoncould have easily included Jared Goff in the latter category. The Rams rookie quarterback isn’t having the best run under center, struggling early to adapt."