Daily Dawg Tags: Corey Coleman out with broken hand


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Thursday, Sept. 22.

In the midst of a week when the Cleveland Browns are preparing to use a third starting quarterback in three weeks, even worse news came out Wednesday afternoon.

Rookie wide receiver and first-round pick Corey Coleman went down with a broken hand in Wednesday’s practice, with an unknown timetable for return. Are curses real?

The Browns now enter the Week 3 matchup against the Miami Dolphins without the team’s top receiver, center or quarterback. It is getting nearly impossible to believe things can go this wrong so early in the season, but it’s the Browns so the unbelievable must be believed.

While we await word on how long Coleman will be out, 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:

Corey Coleman reportedly has broken hand

"The Cleveland Browns cannot have nice things. Josh McCown had a great game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, only to be ruled out this week due to a shoulder injury. Rookie Corey Coleman also put up a great performance with two first-quarter touchdown catches, and seemed to be a bright spot in an otherwise dismal loss. Then Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com tweeted out some dreadful news."

Browns quarterbacks paying price for not paying Schwartz and Mack

"The Cleveland Browns are realizing they’re paying the price of not paying the price of a sturdy offensive line. The Browns enter Week 3 of the 2016 NFL season forced to start their third quarterback on the 53-man roster – rookie Cody Kessler."

Cleveland Browns: Week 2 film room session

"Everything seemed to be going right for the Cleveland Browns early on in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Browns scored three first-quarter touchdowns and had a commanding 20-2 lead early. The Browns offense was then shutout for the final three quarters as veteran quarterback Josh McCown battled through a shoulder injury. The Ravens scored 25 unanswered points to complete the comeback and spoil the home opener for the Browns."

Cleveland Browns: Week 3 NFL power rankings

"Two weeks into the NFL season and the wheels are starting to come off the bus for the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are sitting at 0-2 on the season — not really a surprise — and have lost their starting quarterback to injury in consecutive games — also not a surprise, given the injury histories of Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown."

Top pick Corey Coleman breaks his hand in practice Wednesday (cleveland.com)

"The Browns suffered another huge blow Wednesday when first-round pick Corey Coleman broke a hand in practice, a league source told cleveland.com. He was injured when he caught a pass and someone came down on the hand. Practice is only open to the media for the first 20 minutes and it happened after that."

Corey Coleman’s fractured hand adds to Browns’ misfortunes (ESPN.com)

"There is misfortune, and there is Cleveland Browns misfortune. Misfortune prompts gnashing of teeth. Cleveland Browns misfortune turns teeth-gnashing into dentures. There may be nothing like this in professional sports. In any sport. On any continent."

NFL news:

Adrian Peterson Injury Update: Vikings RB feared out for season? (FanSided)

"The Minnesota Vikings might have won their Week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers, but they paid a hefty price. Star running back Adrian Peterson suffered a knee injury during the game and it didn’t look good at all. He has a torn meniscus and could be out for the rest of the season. Furthermore, his injury is worse than initially thought, according to Adam Schefter."

Adam Gase needs better game management (Phin Phanatic)

"There are many reasons for the Miami Dolphins’ 0-2 start. An offense that has yet to consistently get into gear. A non-existent running game. A defense that has not made stops when needed. An inconsistent placekicker. Untimely penalties and turnovers. Blame for those shortcomings falls upon the players, coaches, and ultimately, the head coach."

Doug Martin set to miss three weeks (NFL.com)

"Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is expected to miss about three weeks with a hamstring injury, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported following the results of his MRI. The pinball runner exited Sunday’s blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the first half after suffering the injury."