Daily Dawg Tags: Browns acquire Jamie Collins from Patriots


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The Cleveland Browns may be 0-8, but the front office is doing its best to continue building this team for the future.

The latest move was acquiring Jamie Collins in a trade with the New England Patriots. The standout linebacker is in the last year of a rookie deal, and may be asking for a contract worth more than what the Patriots were willing to pay.

By making the trade, the Browns seem set to offer Collins a large contract, building the defense around him for the next four to five years. There is the possibility that the team does not sign him to an extension, but it wouldn’t make sense to trade for him in the first place unless an extension was the plan.

Fans will get a shot to see Collins in action this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, in what could be an ugly game for the Browns. One player cannot solve this team’s problems, but it is good to know the front office is committed to acquiring talent both in the draft and through trades.

Collins joining the Browns offers fans something to get excited about in the midst of all the losing. As we continue to analyze this trade, 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 acquire Jamie Collins in surprising trade

"After an 0-8 start to the season, the Cleveland Browns seemed content to once again build the team through the draft."

Browns will have a tough time trying to trade Joe Haden

"It is a rare occurrence to talk about the NFL trade deadline, but an 0-8 start by the Cleveland Browns in the midst of a rebuilding year means the trade talks are heating up."

Winners and losers from the Jamie Collins trade (NFL.com)

"An entire industry tries to get inside Bill Belichick’s head after every surprising move he makes, and no one has successfully cracked the code yet."

Jackson would ‘love to keep’ Collins (cleveland.com)

"Hue Jackson made it clear the winless Browns didn’t trade for Pro Bowl linebacker Jamie Collins just to help them survive these last eight games."

NFL news:

Roger Goodell to meet with Cam Newton to discuss late hits (FanSided)

"Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been quite vocal when it comes to late hits."

Belichick says Collins trade was best for the team (Musket Fire)

"Appearing on WEEI’s “Dale & Holley” afternoon show, Belichick commented on the move."

Packers waive Davis less than two weeks after trading for him (ESPN.com)

"The Green Bay Packers decided after two games — and just five carries — that Knile Davis isn’t the running back for them."