Daily Dawg Tags: Enjoy your final Monday before the season begins

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Cleveland Browns fans get to enjoy a peaceful Labor Day before looking ahead to the start of another unpredictable season.

Cleveland Browns fans are given a treat today, as the final Monday before the season falls on a holiday. Next Monday may not be as relaxing.

The NFL season gets underway this Thursday, when the New England Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Browns fans who play fantasy football may keep an eye on this game, but the attention will quickly be shifted toward Sunday.

A Browns and Steelers Week 1 matchup already has enough intrigue, but add in Joe Haden in a Steelers uniform and there is a whole new layer added to the lopsided rivalry.

Browns fans believe in Sashi and Hue, so this opening game will give fans a great gauge of how close or far away this team is to being a contender. That is a lot of pressure to put on a rookie quarterback, but Hue Jackson went with DeShone Kizer for a reason.

No matter how this first game goes, it will just be nice to have Browns football back and football back in general. Hopes are always the highest before the season actually begins, but fans remain loyal and tune in throughout the season, even if they stop going to the stadium.

We are less than a week away, so let’s take a look at the latest news surrounding the Browns and the rest of the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Brock Osweiler’s odd time in Cleveland

"Brock Osweiler joined the Cleveland Browns as an extra piece in a trade, but his time here was filled with enough ups and downs to make it memorable."

Browns have a busy, but puzzling, waiver wire day

"The Cleveland Browns stayed busy on Sunday as the team claimed five players off waivers. But not all of the transactions made sense."

Browns’ waiver pickups prove a team can never have enough QBs (ESPN)

"The Cleveland Browns attacked the waiver wire on Sunday and added a quarterback and a receiver whose release caused angst with his former teammates."

Zane Gonzalez has won the kicking job over Cody Parkey (cleveland.com)

"Pro Bowl kicker Cody Parkey knew he was in for a battle from the moment the Browns drafted Zane Gonzalez in the seventh round out of Arizona State."

NFL news:

Bills release Jonathan Williams in surprise move (FanSided)

"After all signs pointed to a significant role for him, Jonathan Williams has been cut by the Buffalo Bills."

Notable roster moves: Chiefs re-sign RB C.J. Spiller (NFL.com)

"The Kansas City Chiefs brought back C.J. Spiller a day after cutting the running back."