Daily Dawg Tags: Cody Kessler set to start in Miami


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, Sept. 20.

The loss against the Baltimore Ravens was a tough one for Cleveland Browns fans to watch, but the Week 3 matchup against the Miami Dolphins may be even tougher after Monday’s injury news.

Josh McCown, the second starting quarterback of the season, is out with an injury, meaning rookie Cody Kessler will start this Sunday. He now becomes the third starting quarterback of the season, and the fifth starting quarterback in five games for the Browns.

No one expected 2016 to be a year filled with many wins, but losing two quarterbacks in two weeks makes it that much more difficult to win any games. Kessler could surprise us all next week, but making his debut on the road against a terrifying Dolphins defensive line will not exactly be easy.

So while we await another game with a new quarterback, 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:

Cody Kessler set to become 26th starting QB since 1999

"Can we just all go back to the first quarter of Sunday’s game? Everything seemed so simple then. The Cleveland Browns entered this week following another loss on the field, but a more crushing blow comes in the form of a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter."

Cleveland Browns: Grades from home opener vs. Ravens

"There is little to explain when it comes to the Cleveland Browns’ 25-20 loss Sunday in their home opener against the Baltimore Ravens. The team simply collapsed after a fast start and proved to Browns fans that they continue to be experts at finding ways to lose."

Cleveland Browns: The injuries are already beginning to pile up

"The Cleveland Browns never seem to catch a break. After having a late-game drive ruined by a phantom taunting call on Terrelle Pryor and subsequently losing Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, news broke Monday that quarterback Josh McCown is out with a shoulder injury. This means rookie quarterback Cody Kessler is starting for the Browns in Week 3, making him the fifth starter in the last five games for the Browns."

Cody Kessler will be Browns’ fifth starting QB in last five games (ESPN.com)

"Cody Kessler not only will be the Cleveland Browns’ third starting quarterback in three games this season, he is the fifth in the last five games going back to last season. That’s right. When Kessler starts on Sunday in Miami, he will be the fifth different Browns starting quarterback in five games."

Cody Kessler is the Browns’ new starting QB (Dawgs by Nature)

"3 weeks, 3 quarterbacks. From “Not close to being ready to play” to “Get in there and face Ndamukong Suh, Mario Williams, and Cameron Wake.” Cleveland Browns fans, brace yourselves this week for the debut of rookie sensation Cody Kessler!"

NFL news:

Adrian Peterson injury update: Torn meniscus

"The Minnesota Vikings had to deal with yet another injury in the 2016 NFL season, as star running back Adrian Peterson hurt his knee in the Vikings’ Sunday Night Football victory over the Green Bay Packers, 17-14. After he was seen being carried through a restaurant into the Vikings locker room at brand-new US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, fans were left to wonder about the extent of Peterson’s injury."

Teammates Abandoning Loyalty to Kirk Cousins (NFL Spin Zone)

"To kick off the season, the Washington Redskins have fallen to the last place in the NFC East with their second loss in as many games. Hosting the Dallas Cowboys at home on Sunday, it was Kirk Cousins taking much of the blame. After all, it was the quarterback that gave up an interception in the end zone and had a completion percentage of just 60.9 for the Week 3 matchup."

Randy Gregory withdraws 10-game suspension appeal (NFL.com)

"Randy Gregory has withdrawn his appeal of his 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport."