Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns working on a Damarious Randall deal?

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 16: Damarious Randall #23 of the Cleveland Browns smiles on the field during the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 16, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 16: Damarious Randall #23 of the Cleveland Browns smiles on the field during the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 16, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including if the Browns are working on an extension for Damarious Randall.

Damarious Randall was one of the biggest surprises for the Cleveland Browns during the 2018 season because of how well he played in his first season at safety in the NFL.

Randall played his first three seasons at cornerback prior to joining the Browns, but never was able to generate continued success. When the Browns traded for the 26-year-old in March 2018, they saw an opportunity to move him to his college position at safety and potentially help him improve.

In his first year with the Browns, Randall became a leader for the defense and played a huge role in the defense’s success. And it set him up to be paid well as he is enters the final year of his rookie deal.

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Today’s featured article looks at if the Browns are working on an extension for Randall and how much it may take to sign him to an extension.

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Will the Browns extend Damarious Randall before he hits the market in March? Cleveland Browns 19 questions – Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com

"The Browns have had very preliminary talks with Randall’s agent, but nothing that could be classified as negotiations.Ideally, they’d get something done before the season, but it would have to be a blockbuster offer. The deeper it goes into the season, the more Randall will want to test the market."

With how many players the Browns are going to have to sign to big extensions in the next few seasons, it may be tough to sign Randall to the deal that he wants. And if the Browns let Randall walk, they would be losing a big part of their defense. A deal for Randall may limit the team’s cap flexibility, but he may be too important to let walk.

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Christian Yelich: Browns QB Baker Mayfield ‘is great leader’ who draws people to him – Matthew Florjancic, WKYC.com

"Milwaukee Brewers slugger Christian Yelich understands why people are confident in Mayfield, whom he worked out with in California ahead of the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine after the Oklahoma Sooners were eliminated from the College Football Playoff."

It is noticeable to most how much of a leader Baker Mayfield is. And even professional athletes from other sports are able to notice his leadership abilities. In the case of the Browns, it is safe to say that Mayfield will be the team’s No. 1 leader for years to come.

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The Cleveland Browns made it a priority to address the defensive line this offseason, but it did not put too much attention on the interior. Ryan Murphy wonders if the lack of depth at defensive tackle will hurt the Browns in their hopes to reach the playoffs.

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