Daily Dawg Tags: Browns set the 53-man roster


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, Sept. 5.

Today is not just Labor Day, as it also marks the final Monday before the beginning of the 2016 NFL season.

The Cleveland Browns open up the season this Sunday in Philadelphia, and could potentially be going up against Carson Wentz, given he is healthy enough to play.

The Browns passed on taking Wentz in this year’s draft, instead trading out of the No. 2 overall pick to acquire more picks. 14 players were taken by the Browns, and 13 have made the 53-man roster. Trey Caldwell was cut Sunday.

The final roster is set and we are in the midst of a game week, so let’s take a look at the news surrounding the Browns and the rest of the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Cleveland Browns: The dawn of another new era focuses on the youth

"The Cleveland Browns reduced their roster on Saturday to the NFL-mandated maximum of 53 players, and in the process made one thing abundantly clear. This team belongs to executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and head coach Hue Jackson."

Cleveland Browns: The road ahead for Josh Gordon

"Josh Gordon made it clear during the preseason that he has not lost any talent since his last NFL appearance in 2014. Gordon did not appear until the third preseason game, when the Cleveland Browns took on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he quickly reminded fans why he is considered one of the top talents in the game."

Cleveland Browns claim 5 on waivers, sign 4 to practice squad

"The Cleveland Browns claimed five players, four on the defensive side of the ball, on Sunday from the wavier wire, according to NFL.com."

Cleveland Browns trade away cornerback Justin Gilbert (Factory of Sadness)

"All NFL teams were required to get their rosters to 53 players for the regular season by 4 PM. Some organizations simply cut/released players, while others involved trades. Not surprisingly, the Cleveland Browns were part of the latter."

Browns cut Rahim Moore, fifth-round pick Trey Caldwell (PFT)

"All 14 players drafted by the Browns in April made it through Saturday’s cuts and onto the team’s initial 53-man roster, but the team made five waiver claims on Sunday and that ended one draft pick’s stay on the active roster."

NFL news:

Some NFL execs can’t believe what Vikings gave up for Bradford (CBS Sports)

"Sometimes, circumstances arise that bring two previously unconnected parties together. Through an unusual sequence of events, NFL general managers can stumble into each other on the phone, and end up creating something no one saw coming."

Austin Davis signs with Denver Broncos (NFL.com)

"The quarterback carousel spins on in Denver. After releasing veteran Mark Sanchez on Saturday, the team quickly announced the signing of veteran journeyman Austin Davis to a one-year deal."

Devin Hester could be answer at kick returner (Ebony Bird)

"Perhaps the greatest disappointment of the preseason is Keenan Reynolds.Reynolds was one of the most hyped late-round draft picks in recent memory. Despite the hype, Reynolds is facing unemployment."