Daily Dawg Tags: Browns release Josh McCown and Tramon Williams


The Cleveland Browns continued the youth movement Tuesday by releasing both Josh McCown and Tramon Williams.

Part of the rebuilding process involves moving on from veteran players, and the Cleveland Browns did just that Tuesday by releasing both Josh McCown and Tramon Williams.

The moves are not surprising, as the players occupied positions that are in need of upgrades.

McCown being released makes sense given the team’s desire to search for a younger franchise quarterback, while Williams’ release makes sense given all the young talent in the secondary.

McCown’s departure hurts because he was a great mentor for the young quarterbacks, but it just doesn’t make sense to keep him around if a young quarterback can occupy that roster spot.

The next question is whether Robert Griffin III will be on the roster by the time the team begins training camp. McCown leaving helps his chances, but the Draft could change that, along with the possibility of the Browns trading for or signing a current NFL quarterback.

The same goes for some of the current members of the secondary on the roster, who could be let go if the front office pursues players in the Draft or in free agency.

Fans saw the beginning of the veteran purge last year, and it is no surprise that the process is continuing in 2017.

Let’s take a look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Browns should pursue Eric Berry if he hits free agency

"The Cleveland Browns have major holes in their secondary, most notably at the safety position."

Joe Thomas drops hard truth after Steelers release Justin Gilbert

"To the surprise of almost no one, the Pittsburgh Steelers released former Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert on Monday."

Why are Patriots so eager to deal Jimmy Garoppolo? (NFL Spin Zone)

"The focus of the Super Bowl for the Cleveland Browns has been speculation about New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo."

Browns release Josh McCown, Tramon Williams (ESPN.com)

"The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday they have terminated the contracts of quarterback Josh McCown and defensive back Tramon Williams."

NFL news:

Steve Sarkisian leaving Alabama for Falcons (SB Nation)

"Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has been named the Atlanta Falcons’ next coordinator, the team announced Tuesday."

Packers release running back James Starks (NFL.com)

"The offseason is underway in Green Bay."