Daily Dawg Tags: Front office is committed to winning


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, Nov. 2.

It is only the start of November, but the focus surrounding the Cleveland Browns is beginning to shift toward the 2017 NFL Draft. An 0-8 start to the season will do that.

But the front office made a surprising move Monday, trading for linebacker Jamie Collins. The young defender is a free agent after the season, but it sure seems like the point of the trade was to acquire and extend Collins, making him the focal point of the defense for years to come.

This type of trade shows that even though the focus among fans may be the draft, along with whether or not this team can win a single game in 2016, the front office is committed to acquiring talent all year long.

It is a great shift from the ways of the recent past, when major contracts were thrown at players past their prime, maintaining a losing culture.

The goal now is to sign Collins to an extension. If this cannot be done, well, let’s look forward to another draft. More on that and the rest of the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Trade shows Browns front office wants to build a winner

"The Cleveland Browns found a positive way to abrupt World Series sports talk Monday afternoon when they struck on a blockbuster trade with the New England Patriots."

Cody Kessler should start against the Dallas Cowboys

"The Cleveland Browns made news on Monday by trading for linebacker Jamie Collins. Hidden among the fallout surrounding the move was the news that Cody Kessler is set to return from being in the concussion protocol."

Cleveland Browns: Grades from game vs. Jets

"It was the best of halves and the worst of halves for the Cleveland Browns."

Browns: When will they win their first game? (NFL Spin Zone)

"For the fourth time this year, the Cleveland Browns blew an excellent chance at collecting their first win of the 2016 NFL season."

Browns make deadline’s most significant move (ESPN.com)

"It wasn’t surprising that the Cleveland Browns made a big move at the NFL trade deadline."

NFL news:

Chiefs putting Jamaal Charles on injured reserve (FanSided)

"Poor Jamaal Charles. We barely knew him this year, as the NFL’s all-time leader in yards per carry average has never really been himself."

Percy Harvin exits retirement, re-signs with Bills (NFL.com)

"Percy Harvin is back in our lives. The electric pass-catching return man signed a contract on Tuesday with the Buffalo Bills, the team announced."

Lombardi: Jamie Collins Wasn’t Playing Particularly Well (Musket Fire)

"Lombardi worked with New England for two years before migrating to his current gig with the NFL on FOX."