Daily Dawg Tags: Joe Haden out, Josh McCown in?


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, Oct. 27.

After spending five of the first seven weeks of the 2016 NFL season on the road, the Cleveland Browns finally return home on Sunday.

The game against the New York Jets will start a stretch where the Browns will play five of their next six games at FirstEnergy Stadium. The team’s 0-7 start is not the result of playing so many road games, although that hasn’t helped, but it will still be nice to see Cleveland play in front of the home fans on more than just the rare occasion.

In addition to having a home game, the Browns may also see the return of quarterback Josh McCown to the starting lineup. The veteran has been out since Week 2 with an injury and his return may help settle the position – at least for a week.

“I think it will be a huge boost. He obviously has played well for us when he has been in these past couple years,” Joe Thomas said of McCown. “To be able to have him back would be awesome since the quarterbacks that are healthy right now do not have nearly as much experience that Josh does.”

Cleveland Browns news:

Will Josh McCown make his return on Sunday?

"The Cleveland Browns quarterback situation started to clear up a bit on Wednesday. The team released its first injury report for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, and for the first time since he was injured in Week 2, quarterback Josh McCown was a full participant in practice."

Is Joe Haden on the trading block?

"After missing yet another game due to injury, the Cleveland Browns may be looking to trade Joe Haden before the upcoming trade deadline."

Gabe Ikard reveals front office plan

"The Cleveland Browns picked up Gabe Ikard off waivers from the Buffalo Bills. Ikard gives the Browns a solid natural backup center to Cam Erving. As the center position is the Browns’ black hole of death, the more natural centers the Browns can put on their roster the better."

Cleveland Browns: Week 8 NFL Power Rankings

"The Cleveland Browns have plenty of problems, as their 0-7 record indicate, but apparently all anyone cares about is the quarterback situation."

Corey Coleman returns on a limited basis (cleveland.com)

"Browns top pick Corey Coleman returned to practice for the first time Wednesday since breaking his hand on Sept. 21. He only ran routes and didn’t have any balls thrown his way, but it’s a start."

Bernie Kosar’s breakout 1986 season ignites offense (clevelandbrowns.com)

"Reggie Langhorne recalled the moment like it was just a few days ago. It’s been roughly 30 years since the Browns’ epic, comeback, double-overtime playoff victory over the Jets, but it’s the moment Langhorne uses every time whenever he’s asked to explain the impact of Bernie Kosar on the 1986 Browns."

NFL news:

Ravens coach John Harbaugh is getting ‘impatient’ with Breshad Perriman (Fox Sports)

"The Baltimore Ravens have lost four straight games, mostly due to their lackluster offense. The ground game was atrocious Sunday against the Jets, rushing for a grand total of 6 yards. However, the passing attack has been equally bad this season. A big reason for that is Steve Smith’s injury and the lack of production from second-year pro Breshad Perriman."

Roger Goodell’s incompetent NFL reign is as rock solid as ever (The Guardian)

"Roger Goodell made it through 2014 with his job and it seems like no one has the energy to try to take him down again even though he’s become worse at his job."

How all 31 first-round picks have played (PFF)

"As we near the midpoint of the season, it’s time to reflect back on the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, with a focus on the production thus far from the top selections. Here we break down the play of every first-rounder (in order of their pick, not by performance). As is the case every season, a handful of players have yet to see the field due to injury or depth-chart spot, while some have made immediate impacts for their teams through the first seven weeks."

Dare to Compare: NFL comp for LSU RB Leonard Fournette (NFL.com)

"NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein will “dare to compare” prospects to NFL players throughout the college football season. This week, he provides a scouting report and comp for LSU RB Leonard Fournette, who set a school record for single-game rushing yards in his return from injury on Saturday against Ole Miss."