Daily Dawg Tags: The trade that never happened

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The Cleveland Browns found a new way to frustrate fans by seemingly being unable to execute a trade right before the trade deadline.

Tuesday was a wild day for Cleveland Browns fans. Let’s hope the rest of the week is a bit smoother, although I wouldn’t hold out hope.

The Browns are having reports of internal strife leaked out to the media, but that wasn’t the worst thing from Tuesday. Being unable to complete the process for a trade took that crown.

Trading for A.J. McCarron wasn’t a blockbuster deal, and ultimately it may have been attempted just to get a veteran in the room to help these young quarterbacks. Attempted is the key word in that sentence.

The story keeps changing, but it appears the Browns forgot to sign some paperwork before the trade deadline yesterday, meaning the trade didn’t go through. Coming out and explaining the situation would help ease the stress, but the silence only makes fans more frustrated.

This is just the latest example of incompetence among this group, and some fans are already calling for the firing to begin. I’m not sure starting over again is the best idea, but something has to be done to bring some experience and even just some competence into this organization.

We take a look at that and more in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

A disastrous start to the bye week

"The Cleveland Browns can’t even stay out of the news during their bye week, causing fans a great deal of frustration on Tuesday."

Browns had deal for McCarron, failed to file paperwork on time (cleveland.com)

"The Browns not only can’t win a football game, they dropped the ball on a trade Tuesday for Bengals backup quarterback A.J. McCarron, whom coach Hue Jackson has coveted since the offseason."

Bengals QB AJ McCarron nearly traded to Browns (ESPN)

"The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns failed to work out a trade that would have sent quarterback AJ McCarron to Cleveland, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter."

Myles Garrett back to practice for Browns following concussion (PFT)

"Defensive end Myles Garrett was back on the practice field Tuesday with the Cleveland Browns after missing last week’s game in London against the Minnesota Vikings due to a concussion."

NFL news:

NFL power rankings, Week 9: Ravens rise, Raiders fall (FanSided)

"The Baltimore Ravens dominated in Week 8, earning a big rise in the rankings. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders look dead on arrival."

Panthers trade wideout Kelvin Benjamin to Bills (NFL.com)

"The NFL had one more big trade left in it before the close of the deadline."