Daily Dawg Tags: Josh McCown may return this Sunday


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Wednesday Oct. 12.

It’s only Week 6, but the Cleveland Browns are already cycling through more quarterbacks in one year than some teams do in an entire decade.

The latest news is that the starting quarterback role in Week 6 is up for grabs between Josh McCown, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan, the rookie who was just signed from the practice squad.

Hogan seems to be the emergency option, leaving it between McCown and Kessler, both of whom are not at 100 percent. McCown is returning from a fractured collarbone suffered in Week 2 while Kessler is dealing with a rib injury that took him out of last Sunday’s game.

If McCown is healthy, he needs to be the one on the field this Sunday if the Browns want any shot at winning the game. Kessler is nursing injured ribs and Hogan would be the second Browns rookie quarterback to make his debut this season, so the veteran needs to play if he can.

While we await word on the quarterback situation, 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: Josh McCown’s role on this team

"Another season of Cleveland Browns football, another situation of pure chaos at the quarterback position. Never change, Browns, never change."

Cleveland Browns: Hue Jackson must protect Cody Kessler

"With a record of 0-5, there is no reason for the Cleveland Browns to put young players on the field if they are not at full health."

Cleveland Browns: Danny Shelton playing at All-Pro level

"The Cleveland Browns have a first-round draft pick who is actually playing like one. But as many Browns fans probably haven’t noticed, Danny Shelton has become a playmaker on defense."

Browns could have McCown and Kessler vs. Titans (Dawgs by Nature)

"Besides WR Terrelle Pryor, the Cleveland Browns ended this past Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots with no other quarterbacks who could play the position"

Browns preparing for Titans with two rookies, 37-year-old (ESPN.com)

"The state of the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback position can be summed up with this reality: They will go to Tennessee with a 37-year-old and two rookies."

NFL news:

Trevor Siemian expected to start for Denver Broncos vs. Chargers (FanSided)

"The Denver Broncos dropped their first game of the season last Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons, as rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch struggled in his first NFL start."

2016 NFL picks, predictions for Week 6 (NFL Spin Zone)

"This season continues to get more and more twisted with every passing week. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, a contender takes a tumble while a pretender puts on a show."

Colin Kaepernick to start at QB for 49ers (NFL.com)

"Colin Kaepernick is back. After a four-game losing streak with Blaine Gabbert at the helm — a stretch where the former first-round pick threw for just four touchdowns and six interceptions and posted an average passer rating of 65.1 — the team is making a change, Chip Kelly announced on Tuesday."