Daily Dawg Tags: Josh Gordon trade rumors


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Wednesday, Aug. 24.

The Cleveland Browns are just two days away from a preseason matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the two teams met Tuesday for a joint practice.

While Browns were down in Tampa Bay for some live practice against the Bucs, the news of the day centered around suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon. News broke that several teams have inquired about trading for Gordon, although the Browns made it clear no offers were being taken seriously as of right now.

Gordon seems to be on the right track, set to return in Week 5 after serving a four-game suspension, and it would be a mistake to trade him just for a few extra draft picks. He is a talented player who should be allowed a final chance to prove he can still be a valuable member of the franchise. If he messes up a final time, it would be hard to argue about trading him or just cutting him.

Let’s take a look at that news and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Cleveland Browns: Trading Josh Gordon would be a mistake

"The Cleveland Browns gave Josh Gordon a chance when other teams may have decided to cut him loose. After missing the entire 2015 season due to suspension, Gordon seems to be on his way to being a contributing member of the Browns following a four-game suspension to start the 2016 season."

Cleveland Browns enjoy first joint practice with Tampa Bay

"The Cleveland Browns took their show on the road Tuesday to Florida, holding the first of two joint practices with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Judging by what took occurred at One Buccaneer Place, it is safe to wonder if Tampa Bay will want to show up on Friday for the scheduled preseason friendly between the two teams."

Cleveland Browns: Top 3 fantasy football options

"Although the Cleveland Browns are entirely immersed in their preparation for the upcoming 2016 regular season, many fans have alternate priorities. Since 1962, fans have played fantasy football, and with the development of wide-ranging fantasy leagues, the game has expanded."

Cleveland Browns: Will Tank Carder make the team?

"One of the most compelling aspects of training camp each year for any NFL team is which young players pleasantly surprise the organization and earn roster spots. For the Cleveland Browns, this happens no less than in any other situation. Each year, a rookie will work hard and earn his way on to the final 53-man roster. He will impress fans, and give them the hope they crave so much entering each season."

Teams calling about Gordon, but Browns want to keep him (Dawgs by Nature)

"Josh Gordon’s future with the Cleveland Browns was in doubt for a pretty long period of time, but over the past month, it’s become more and more evident that Hue Jackson and the organization have a genuine interest in him being a significant part of the offense this year."

Browns must listen to Josh Gordon trade offers (ESPN.com)

"Word must be out that wide receiver Josh Gordon has looked good in practice for the Cleveland Browns. Why else would teams seek to trade for a player with his past and who is one more failed drug test away from another lengthy absence?"

NFL news:

Cowboys’ Dez Bryant suffers concussion in practice (FanSided)

"The Dallas Cowboys struggled through the 2015 NFL season en route to a disappointing 4-12 record. The injuries to quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant were widely blamed for the last place finish in the NFC East. Now the Cowboys fans are holding their breaths after Bryant suffered a concussion in practice on Monday, as reported by Mike Fisher of the 105.3 The Fan in Dallas."

Report: Harrison’s NFL interview set for Thursday (PFT)

"The NFL has scheduled Steelers linebacker James Harrison’s meeting with league investigators regarding performance-enhancing drugs allegations made in an Al-Jazeera report for this Thursday, Aug. 25."

Trevor Siemian doesn’t throw at Broncos practice (NFL.com)

"A day after Gary Kubiak named him the starter for the Denver Broncos’ third preseason tilt, quarterbackTrevor Siemian did not throwing at practice. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak told reporters that Siemian did not throw Tuesday because of a sore shoulder. The quarterback did guide the first team during the running portion of practice, but Kubiak said Siemian is “day-to-day” as far as throwing goes."