Daily Dawg Tags: Players to watch during the preseason

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The Cleveland Browns begin the preseason this Thursday, and there are plenty of players other than the four quarterbacks to watch over the next month.

The Cleveland Browns were at FirstEnergy Stadium on Friday in front of some excited fans, and naturally the team had a lackluster showing.

The offense couldn’t get in the end zone, but the defense did well! Always looking for positives with the Browns in the month of August.

Scrimmages are difficult as the offense may be running very basic packages just to go through the motions, but fans will get a better gauge of this team Thursday when the Browns take on the New Orleans Saints to begin the preseason.

All eyes will be on the quarterback position, and rightfully so, but there are plenty of players to watch all over the roster. The first preseason game won’t feature too much playing time from the starters, which means it is a time for undrafted players and veterans on the roster bubble to stand out and win a job.

The same goes for the latter half of the rookie class. Just because they were brought to camp doesn’t mean they will make the final roster if others show up and perform better.

We take a look at these players and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

10 players to watch in the preseason

"The Cleveland Browns return to the field on Thursday night for their opening game of the preseason. Here are 10 players to watch in the coming weeks."

Previewing the 2017 wide receiving corps

"The Cleveland Browns have been hard at work in Berea preparing for the 2017 NFL season. As the quarterback competition continues, another position that raises uncertainty on the depth chart is the wide receivers."

Brock Osweiler helps himself; DeShone Kizer, not so much (ESPN)

"As the first preseason game approaches, the Cleveland Browns are wading in the muck with their quarterback situation."

Browns, Pro Football Hall of Fame team up to bring the NFL Draft to town (DBN)

"The Browns and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are trying to have Northeast Ohio host the NFL Draft in either 2019 or 2020."

NFL news:

Jay Cutler agrees to deal with Dolphins (FanSided)

"Jay Cutler has come out of his short-lived retirement to sign with the Miami Dolphins."

Joe Flacco injury: No timetable for return to Ravens (NFL.com)

"As the Ravens’ backup quarterback saga twists and turns, the team does not yet have a firm timetable for the return of entrenched starter Joe Flacco."