Daily Dawg Tags: Barkevious Mingo traded to Patriots


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Friday, Aug. 26.

The Cleveland Browns are set to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tonight in a game which will likely feature both Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon making their 2016 preseason debuts. Getting them both on the field with Terrelle Pryor and Robert Griffin III will give fans a preview of what is to come during the regular season.

Today is all about the game, while yesterday’s news focused on former first-round pick Barkevious Mingo being traded to the New England Patriots. His effort was never a problem, but the LSU TIger never seemed to fit in with whatever scheme was being run on defense.

We here at Dawg Pound Daily will be featuring pregame coverage all day today, so let’s take a look at the news surrounding Mingo and the rest of the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Cleveland Browns: Barkevious Mingo traded to Patriots

"While the Cleveland Browns continue to prepare for Friday night’s preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one player will be heading north. 2013 first-round pick Barkevious Mingo is reportedly heading to the New England Patriots, according to both ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport."

Cleveland Browns: Why Barkevious Mingo didn’t succeed 

"The Cleveland Browns are continuing the rebuilding process by letting go of a player who never panned out in Cleveland. News broke early Thursday afternoon that the Browns traded Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots."

Cleveland Browns: Danny Shelton beating unrealistic expectations

"Cleveland Browns second-year defensive lineman Danny Shelton faces a daunting task. He must overcome unrealistic fan and media expectations. To his credit, Shelton is not playing to others’ expectations. He is playing his role in Ray Horton’s defense."

Cleveland Browns wide receivers creating a buzz

"The Cleveland Browns are a team that has not been known for its offensive prowess over the years. Over the past eight seasons the Browns have only averaged 16.8 points per game, and only eight times since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978  have they managed to average more than 21 points a per game in a season."

Barkevious Mingo represents another failed Browns first-round pick (ESPN)

"It really should not rank as any kind of deal when a team trades a pass-rusher who had seven sacks in three seasons. That’s what the Browns did when they sent Barkevious Mingo to New England. They traded a pass-rusher who didn’t produce. The deal about the deal is that the Browns whiffed on another first-round pick. Another high first-round pick."

Patriots acquire Barkevious Mingo from Browns (NFL Spin Zone)

"The New England Patriots have been one of the more active teams in the NFL over the last couple of days. Just days after trading center Bryan Stork to the Washington Redskins, the team elected to swing a deal for Barkevious Mingo, as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter."

NFL news:

NFL Rumors: Broncos starting QB spot still up for grabs (FanSided)

"Mark Sanchez, Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian? That’s the decision currently weighing on Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak. With the team coming off a Super Bowl championship last season and the retirement of star quarterback Payton Manning, it could be rough in the Mile High City this upcoming campaign."

Donte Whitner visiting Carolina Panthers on Friday (NFL.com)

"The Carolina Panthers are toying with the idea of adding experience to their greenhorn secondary. Free agent safety Donte Whitner is flying to Charlotte for a Friday workout, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, via a source informed of the visit."

Roberto Aguayo seeks out mental coach, booed by fans (The Pewter Plank)

"It has not been easy going for the Buccaneers’ new kicker.  Heck, that is probably putting it mildly.  As a second round selection, there are a lot of expectations on the head of Roberto Aguayo.  His reputation preceded him, and perfection was expected.  Roberto has been anything but perfect, with missed field goals and extra points over the course of two preseason games."