Daily Dawg Tags: Cody Kessler happy Browns traded him
By Dan Justik
The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know. Today’s stories look at Cody Kessler happy Browns traded him and more.
Cody Kessler started eight games in two seasons with the Cleveland Browns. But after playing in only three games in 2017 and the Browns overhauling their quarterback room this offseason, Kessler was traded to Jacksonville in March.
When Cleveland drafted DeShone Kizer in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the writing was on the wall that Kessler’s time in Cleveland was going to end sooner rather than later.
After John Dorsey was named Cleveland’s general manager, it appeared evident that Kessler was not going to be in Cleveland much longer. He was then traded to the Jaguars. But after the trade, Kessler has come out and said that he welcomed the trade.
That story and more can be found in today’s edition of Daily Dawg Tags.
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Cody Kessler was ready for move, happy to be in Jacksonville – Charean Williams, Pro Football Talk
"The Browns moved on from Cody Kessler after the 2016 season, so the quarterback admits he was ready to move on from Cleveland after last season.The Browns traded him to the Jaguars on March 28, giving Kessler a fresh start."
Browns claim OL Anthony Fabiano and Avery Gennesy via waivers – Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com
"The Browns have claimed center Anthony Fabiano via waivers from Indianapolis and guard Avery Gennesy via waivers from Jacksonville.To make room, they waived punter Michael Carrizosa, signed as an undrafted free agent on May 4, and offensive lineman Christian Schneider, signed as a free agent on Jan. 31."
Report: David Tepper Expected To Buy Carolina Panthers For $2.2 Billion – Jenna West and Scooby Axson, Sports Illustrated
"Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper is expected to sign a deal and complete the $2.2 billion purchase for the Carolina Panthers, reports ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter and Seth Wickersham.The $2.2 billion purchase price would be a record for an NFL franchise, topping the $1.4 billion Terry Pegula paid for the Buffalo Bills in 2014."
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Why the NFL Stopped Seeing Gambling as a Threat—and Started to See a Windfall – Andrew Beaton, The Wall Street Journal
"For decades, the NFL’s high-level conversations about legalizing sports betting centered only on how problematic it would be. Now that the reality of legal wagering is here, the league is suddenly shifting its focus to how gambling can help stanch the erosion of its audience—and grow its sport to even greater heights."