The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including the fact that Odell Beckham, Jr. was not at voluntary minicamps
The word voluntary seems to get overlooked quite often when talking about which players show up or not. Cleveland Browns fans understand that as they probably noticed that Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot shared on Tuesday that Odell Beckham, Jr. was not at the first day of the team’s voluntary minicamp.
He’s clearly not the only player to stay away during this portion — and it’s well within his right considering it is voluntary. That won’t stop it from being discussed but it’s not a big deal at all. In fact, it seemed like it was a complete non-issue with general manager John Dorsey who seemed aware of it nearly a week ago as OBJ started working out on his own after his April 1 introductory conference.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“Where I stand is that any time that you have, as an organization, you have a first-year coaching staff and you’re installing new offenses and new defenses, it’s good to be here; but let’s remember, the CBA created this to where it’s a voluntary situation,” Dorsey said in his pre-draft press conference Thursday. “I think he’s an experienced enough player that he’ll understand what he has to do to put himself in the best position and put this team in the best position. That’s how I look at this.”"
Mary Kay did elude to the fact that this is the norm for OBJ and Dorsey was quick to remember the voluntary part. Beckham is working out on his own, which isn’t an issue, but it was still reported. This one can be shrugged off though.
"“Justin Layne, CB, Michigan StateWith the No. 4 overall pick in last year’s draft, Dorsey selected a Cleveland native cornerback who spent his college career at a Big Ten school.Might he take another?”"
Layne is a popular name in many mock drafts and makes a lot of sense for the Browns considering they need a starter opposite Denzel Ward.
Danny Kannell gave Baker Mayfield a great score on the field but wasn’t as kind off it. Martin McConnell looks at this and offers his own take.
Side note: Kannell said via Twitter that Baker’s grade was media related and that he has done good work off the field. Also reiterated he loves Mayfield as a quarterback. Props to Kannell for having fun with it all.
"Beckham tweeted: “’We didn’t sign him to trade him…” you don’t get married to get a divorce … I tried my best, the situation I had been in since I got there never changed … we were still losing. PERIOD… money doesn’t bring happiness brotha… remember that.”"
OBJ took some unnecessary heat from former GM Dave Gettleman and had every right to fire back. Now he can put that behind him and make some great memories in The Land, where he’s happy to be.
Our own Steve Gessic looks at Washington linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven as an option for Cleveland in the 2019 NFL Draft. Burr-Kirven was a tackling machine and may not cost much in the draft to obtain.