Daily Dawg Tags: Brock Osweiler set to start the preseason opener

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Cleveland Browns fans will get a good look at Brock Osweiler as he is set to start the team’s preseason opener this Thursday.

The quiet Cleveland Browns offseason turned into a quiet training camp. That all changed Monday when Hue Jackson named Brock Osweiler as the starting quarterback for Thursday’s preseason opener.

Every Browns fan has an opinion on the quarterback position, and Osweiler may be the one with the fewest supporters. However, he has the most experience and is arguably the most qualified to receive this starting job.

Starting the preseason opener doesn’t guarantee he will start Week 1 of the regular season, but a solid performance with the first-team offense would give him the edge over his competition.

Fans of Cody Kessler and DeShone Kizer still shouldn’t be too worried, as both quarterbacks will get some extended playing time Thursday. A bad showing by Osweiler immediately opens the door for one of the two to take that starting spot.

So much uncertainty surrounding the quarterback spot is not ideal, but it is nothing new in Cleveland. We take a look at that and more in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Brock Osweiler named starter for preseason opener

"Hue Jackson has spoken: Brock Osweiler will be the starting quarterback for Thursday’s preseason opener."

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."

Hue Jackson: ‘It’s best for me to trot Brock out there’ against Saints (ESPN)

"It seems too easy to say, but a spry and energetic Brock Osweiler was completing passes all over the field in practice Monday."

Cleveland Browns’ first depth chart of training camp (DBN)

"After the Cleveland Browns broke the big news about their quarterback situation Monday morning, they released their first unofficial depth chart of the season in the afternoon before practice."

NFL news:

Dolphins sign Cutler, power rankings and injuries mount in camp (FanSided)

"The Miami Dolphins signed Jay Cutler to replace Ryan Tannehill, but is he the right choice? There are many factors to weigh, including the locker room tone."

Vince Wilfork announces retirement with BBQ ad (NFL.com)

"Retirement in the internet age is nothing like the stuffy press conferences of old. So it should not come as a surprise that Vince Wilfork, one of the greatest nose tackles — and personalities — in NFL history, went out with a bang on Monday."