Daily Dawg Tags: The easy choice to re-sign Isaiah Crowell
The Cleveland Browns had a rough year on offense, but the running game was successful thanks in large part to Isaiah Crowell.
While much of the free agent focus is on Jamie Collins and Terrelle Pryor, the Cleveland Browns are still looking to work out a deal for Isaiah Crowell, who is a restricted free agent.
The Browns did not run the ball often in 2016, but Crowell was able to manage 952 yards on just 198 carries. This marked his third straight season with a new career-high in both carries and yards.
The Browns are rebuilding much of the roster, but the running back position is rather stable with both Crowell and Duke Johnson Jr. receiving the bulk of the workload.
It is tough to gauge Crowell’s true value after another season in which the offense was a mess, but it does appear that he is a safe signing for the Browns. He has never had a fumbling problem, and has never done anything on the field that would warrant anyone calling for his job.
Crowell being a restricted free agent should mean there is no chance he is on another team next season, especially when retaining him will only cost a few million dollars. In an offseason full of changes, the running back position should remain the same. Let’s look at this and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
What should the Browns do with Isaiah Crowell?
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Arrival of Bob Wylie means a return to fundamentals
"The Cleveland Browns offensive line will be returning to fundamentals with the arrival of offensive line coach Bob Wylie."
Browns’ front seven is going to make some noise in 2017 (FoS)
"It is already starting to appear that the second season with the current Cleveland Browns regime will be better for everyone."
Cleveland Browns Senior Bowl Preview: South roster (NFL Spin Zone)
"The Cleveland Browns were given the opportunity to coach the Senior Bowl because they finished with the worst record in the league and didn’t purge their coaching staff."
Packers at Falcons: Highlights, recap and more (FanSided)
"Matt Ryan has played like an MVP candidate since Week 1. However, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback saved what might have been his most impressive performance of the year for the NFC Championship."
Sanders: I would benefit playing with Tony Romo (NFL.com)
"Should Tony Romo play elsewhere next season, the Broncos would make plenty of sense."
Patriots open up as Super Bowl favorites over Falcons (ESPN.com)
"The New England Patriots are the favorites to win Super Bowl LI. The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas installed the Patriots as 3-point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons."