Daily Dawg Tags: Terrelle Pryor is something else


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. 29.

The Cleveland Browns have faced more than their share of injuries so far in the 2016 NFL season.

The team is already without its top two quarterbacks, its No. 1 draft, pick, starting center and best pass rusher. Cornerback Joe Haden was added to the list last week with a groin injury, and then  outside linebacker Nate Orchard and cornerback Tramon Williams when down with injuries against the Miami Dolphins.

While Orchard and Williams did not practice on Wednesday, Haden returned in a limited role and is hoping he can get back on the field Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

“I was hoping to play every game this season,” Haden said on Wednesday. “I was working my butt off to be out there with my guys. It is disappointing. It is upsetting. You want to be out there but you physically can’t. It is really tough for me to not be out there with my guys, especially trying to really be a leader for this team, knowing I have to make certain plays. It just sucks not being able to be out there.”

As we turn our attention to Washington, let’s get caught up on the latest news surrounding the Browns and from around the NFL.

Cleveland Browns News:

Terrelle Pryor evolving into a true threat

"Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor continues to make significant strides as a receiver after a historic day in the loss to the Miami Dolphins."

Browns: Week 3 film room session

"Breaking down several key plays from the Cleveland Browns’ Week 3 loss against the Miami Dolphins in another close game that should have been won."

Confidence growing, but when will the wins follow?

"The Cleveland Browns have shown improvement through the season’s first three games. Now all that is left for them to do is come home with a win."

Browns following league protocol in wake of Alvin Bailey’s arrest (ESPN)

"Coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday that the arrest of guard Alvin Bailey is a league matter. “There will be consequences for it,” Jackson said after the Browns prepared for Sunday’s game at Washington. “We have to follow league protocol as far as that’s concerned. But we’ll do what we feel is right.”"

Joe Haden returns to practice, hopes to face Washington (ohio.com)

"Browns captain and two-time Pro Bowl selection Joe Haden would like to outshine Washington’s Josh Norman on Sunday, thereby proving he’s the top cornerback on the field. Haden, though, will need to work his way back onto the field first and he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to do so for the upcoming game."

NFL News:

Cowboys may be without Dez Bryant for a while (The Landry Hat)

"According to reports, Dallas Cowboys All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant is a long shot to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers and may be sidelined even longer due to a leg injury."

Inside Eric Mangini’s Jets tenure: Favre arm-twist, 2-faced owner, Spygate regret (NY Post)

"It has been 10 years since Eric Mangini took New York by storm. A baby-faced 35-year-old who excited the city in that first season as Jets coach by defecting from New England and turning the Jets into a playoff team, it is easy to forget how big of a star Mangini was. He was nicknamed “Mangenius” and had a cameo on “The Sopranos.” Then it all collapsed two years later, and he was fired when Brett Favre’s arm gave out and the 2008 season blew up."

Seahawks sign running back C.J. Spiller (Seattle PI)

"The Seattle Seahawks have signed former first-round pick C.J. Spiller to a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Spiller, 29, was released by New Orleans on Sept. 13 after signing a four-year, $18 million free-agent deal with the Saints in 2015."

A.J. Green, DeSean Jackson among top 10 deep threats (NFL.com)

"Three games into his position switch, Cleveland’s Terrelle Pryor stole the show in an overtime loss at Miami, becoming the first player to accrue at least 120 receiving yards, 30 passing yards and 20 rushing yards in a single game since Hall of Famer Frank Gifford accomplished the feat in December of 1959. With Pryor’s breakout performance in mind, let’s examine the NFL’s best deep threats."