Daily Dawg Tags: Lamar Jackson visits Cleveland Browns ahead of 2018 NFL Draft


The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the news you need to know in order to keep up with the Cleveland Browns, like the recent visit with Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson

With the draft less than two weeks away, the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL are running out of time to kick the tires on prospects they have questions about.

Their front office — led by general manager John Dorsey — have wasted no time in trying to get the most out of that time. They’ve started visiting with all sorts of prospects including 2016 NCAA Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.

Jackson finished his three-year career with the Louisville Cardinals by tossing 9,043 yards with 69 touchdowns and 27 picks. He added another 4,132 yards on the ground with 50 touchdowns.

The year he won the Heisman, Jackson had 3,543 yards with 30 touchdowns and just nine picks as well as 21 rushing touchdowns on 1,571 yards rushing.

His ability to make teams pay with both his arm and leg make Jackson an exciting prospect, but even so some might lose it should he be the No. 1 overall pick for Cleveland. Instead, looking at Jackson suggests they’re at least seeing what could happen should they trade out of the top pick.

That story and more headline today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

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Lamar Jackson visiting the Cleveland Browns today — Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com

"Jackson, who won the coveted trophy in 2016, graced the hall of the Browns facility on Friday as they wrapped up a week of QB visits. Wyoming’s Josh Allen, whom some experts believe the Browns will select at No. 1, visited Berea on Thursday, and the other three of the Big Four came in last week: Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen."

NFL News

Dez Bryant released by Cowboys — Todd Archer, ESPN

"In a late-morning meeting that lasted approximately 20 minutes, Bryant was told he would be released by owner and general manager Jerry Jones. The Cowboys did not offer Bryant a pay cut and did not designate him a post-June 1 cut."

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Mark Sanchez suspended for four games — Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk

"There’s been little buzz around free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez, and a looming suspension may be the reason.Sanchez has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season, the NFL announced."