Daily Dawg Tags: The preseason opener has arrived

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The Cleveland Browns begin the preseason tonight against the New Orleans Saints, and all eyes will be on the quarterback position.

Today has been circled on the calendars of Cleveland Browns fans for quite some time. Happy preseason opening day!

The Browns will welcome the New Orleans Saints to FirstEnergy Stadium tonight for the first of four preseason games, with the regular season beginning exactly one month from today.

While it will be exciting to see the rookies take the field, all eyes will once again be focused on the play of the quarterbacks. And even though Brock Osweiler is starting tonight’s game, it is still a wide open competition for the starting job.

There are plenty of position battles to keep an eye on, but the one at quarterback remains the most important until the team names a starter for Week 1 of the regular season. And even then, that job isn’t set in stone for the entire season.

The good news is that tonight serves as an opportunity for one of the contenders to seize control of the job and stand out as the best option. We take a look at that and more in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Starting Brock Osweiler clouds quarterback competition

"The Cleveland Browns brought clarity to the quarterback competition by naming Brock Osweiler the starter. But with clarity comes other forms of confusion."

Browns release first unofficial depth chart of the preseason

"The Cleveland Browns released their first depth chart of the season, and while it may be unofficial it still offers some good clues about the roster."

Kizer can still start in Week 1, but strong preseason opener a must (ESPN)

"There have been interesting signals from the Cleveland Browns about their starting quarterback situation."

Jamie Collins beginning to sound like a defensive leader (NFL Spin Zone)

"Linebacker Jamie Collins was known as a bit of a freelancer with Patriots, but he’s beginning to sound like a leader with the Cleveland Browns."

NFL news:

Deshaun Watson runs for touchdown in NFL debut (FanSided)

"Deshaun Watson made his NFL debut Wednesday night, and he made a nice impression with a touchdown run."

Devonta Freeman, Falcons agree on five-year contract extension (NFL.com)

"The Atlanta Falcons and two-time Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman have agreed to a five-year contract extension that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid running back, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network’s Michael Silver."