Daily Dawg Tags: Some good news for Browns O-line


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Friday, Oct. 14.

The Cleveland Browns received a bit of good news on Thursday.

A day after learning that starting left guard Joel Bitonio will miss an undetermined amount of time with a foot injury, center Cameron Erving returned to practice after missing three games with a bruised lung.

“I’m excited to have him back out there,” said John Greco, who has filled in at center while Erving was out. “I know he has been kind of anxious to be back out. I know they just want him to be healthy because that is the thing, we don’t want to rush him out there and then it turns into missing three or four more weeks, but he is ready to go.

“He seems energized and focused, and it has been exciting to have him out there these past few days.”

Of course, you can’t have good on the Browns without some corresponding bad, as left tackle Joe Thomas has not practiced all week with a troublesome knee (he’s expected to play on Sunday) and cornerback Joe Haden was added to the injury report with a groin injury.

Let’s get caught up on the latest news surrounding the Browns and the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Art Briles at practice is a bad idea

"Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson invited former Baylor head coach Art Briles to attend some practices this week. Is this a smart move at this point in time?"

5 Questions with Titan Sized

"We caught up with Matias Wodner of FanSided’s Titan Sized to learn more about the Tennessee Titans before this Sunday’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns."

Browns to start Cody Kessler at QB against Titans (ESPN)

"Cody Kessler will start at quarterback for the Cleveland Brownsagainst the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, coach Hue Jackson said Thursday. Jackson said Kessler, who bruised ribs on his left side and missed the final three quarters of Sunday’s loss to New England, “looked good” in Thursday’s practice and is “ready to go.”"

Browns among eight teams scouting DeShone Kizer (NFL.com)

"Every week during the college football season, NFL clubs deploy scouts to campuses all over the country to make in-person evaluations on draft prospects. Naturally, the bigger games featuring more top prospects tend to draw larger contingents of scouts. Each week, College Football 24/7 brings you a look at the teams credentialed to attend three of the biggest games in college football."

Offensive line welcomes Cam Erving back (clevelandbrowns.com)

"The Browns’ offensive line should get a lift in the middle this weekend. Starting center Cameron Erving is expected to play against the Tennessee Titans after a full-go practice on Thursday afternoon, head coach Hue Jackson said."

Run defense to be tested by Titans attack (cleveland.com)

"The Titans come into Sunday’s game at Nissan Stadium second in the league at 148.6 rushing yards per game. They are tied for second with the Raiders and Browns at five yards per carry. They are led by a rejuvenated DeMarco Murray, but also have rookie Derrick Henry and quarterback Marcus Mariota, coming off of his best rushing performance of the season."

NFL news:

The Joey Bosa era has begun (San Diego Union-Tribune)

"Joey Bosa lowered Sunday into a three-point stance, his right hand in the ground while his left arm swayed like a clock pendulum, waiting on second-and-long. He was positioned outside Raiders right tackle Vadal Alexander, and he was coming. The play began. There Bosa went."

What to expect when Richard Sherman tracks Julio Jones (PFF)

"With Richard Sherman set to cover to Julio Jones on Sunday, Sam Monson breaks down the one-on-one matchup."

Carson Wentz leaves $500 tip during visit to North Dakota (ESPN)

"Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz demonstrated his winning ways during the team’s bye week. Wentz, 23, was drafted out of North Dakota State and returned to Fargo during the Eagles’ off week on Oct. 1, running up a $1,000 tab with a group of friends. He then picked up the tab and left a $500 tip."

Will Jared Goff get off the bench this season? (CBS Sports)

"Jared Goff has yet to see the field this season after the Rams traded up to take him with the first-overall pick in April’s draft. Case Keenum seemingly has a strong grip on the starting job despite playing like one of the league’s worst quarterbacks. He’s completed just 57.9 percent of his passes and has a passer rating of 75.4 – 28th in the NFL."