The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a connection from one rookie to legendary singer Nat King Cole
On Monday, the Cleveland Browns started to report for mandatory minicamp, with the on-field work set to start on Tuesday. This led to some news coming out as both Odell Beckham, Jr. and Duke Johnson showed up after not appearing at voluntary OTAs.
This wasn’t the only news of the day, however, as the Browns also found out they didn’t land free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. Instead, he ended up signing with the Carolina Panthers as he stayed in the NFC South where he played his entire career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
We also found out that there’s a rookie trying to make the roster who has some famous bloodlines. Former Boston College defensive end Wyatt Ray, an undrafted free agent, is the grandson of Nat King Cole — a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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"“Undrafted rookie free agent Wyatt Ray is pursuing a football dream, but he has music royalty in his blood. Ray is the grandson of musician and civil rights trailblazer Nat King Cole, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.”"
It would be cool for Wyatt Ray to make the team that plays right next door to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where his grandfather is honored. Ray also touched on how his grandfather’s ability to break color barriers pushes him daily to be his best.
Originally the favorite to land Gerald McCoy, Dan Justik shares how Cleveland suddenly finished third out of three teams trying to land the veteran defensive tackle.
"Browns GM John Dorsey, who was a linebacker at Connecticut in the 1980s, is one of 177 players listed on the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, released Monday.Former Browns and Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch is also on this year’s ballot."
Dorsey was a solid linebacker but is getting more credit for his work as a GM as of late. Couch wasn’t as good in the pros as collegiately, but he was placed on a pretty bad roster. It wouldn’t be surprising at all to see both end up getting into the Hall of Fame though as each were stellar in the NCAA.
"1. New man in townOdell Beckham Jr. will be in attendance for the start of mandatory minicamp, giving us our first chance to see the full-strength offense at work."
Unsurprisingly, the No. 1 storyline selected by Shook is the arrival of OBJ. The Browns made a huge move for the former New York Giants receiver in the offseason and we’re all anxious to see him in action.
Both Odell Beckham, Jr. and Duke Johnson stayed away from voluntary OTAs, but showed up on Monday as the Browns prepared to kick off minicamps. OBJ was working out away from the team and Johnson had requested a trade after the signing of Kareem Hunt. Each showed up when necessary though, and appear ready to work.