The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a potential Damarious Randall extension “taking time.”
The Cleveland Browns front office will face many tough decisions in the next couple of seasons when it comes to who they decide to give extensions to.
With several of their key young players finishing up their rookie deals, the Browns are going to have to give out more lucrative contracts, which is going to deplete their cap space.
They are already facing some difficult decisions, as they have multiple starters entering their final year of their rookie contracts this season, including safety Damarious Randall.
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In today’s featured article, Browns general manager John Dorsey explains that despite the Browns being interested in extending Randall, it will take longer than fans want.
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"“I’ve had a lot of good conversations with (Damarious’ agent),” Dorsey said on Wednesday. “This thing’s going to take a little bit of time, but, as you well know, my answer’s going to be I don’t talk about the business of football in that regard, but we have had conversations.”"
After the Browns moved Randall to safety, Randall ended up having the best season of his career and became a leader for the defense. He may be asking for top-tier safety money, but he may prove to be too good to let walk away.
The Green Bay Packers surprisingly released defensive tackle Mike Daniels on Wednesday, and the news was quickly followed by a report that the Browns are interested in Daniels. Martin McConnell explains why it makes sense for Cleveland to pursue the defensive tackle.
"The Cleveland Browns don’t expect running back Kareem Hunt to face extra discipline from the NFL after an incident at a bar during the offseason, according to Cleveland.com.Browns general manager John Dorsey said the team has “reviewed the facts” on the situation:"
After the Browns signed Kareem Hunt in February, they said there would be “zero-tolerance” in case Hunt was involved in another incident. But the Browns obviously feel Hunt did not play a role in the incident at the bar that led to him being briefly questioned by the police and feel it will be a non-issue.
Duke Johnson recently hired Drew Rosenhaus as his new agent, who reportedly met with the Browns on Wednesday. With Johnson’s trade request being the main talking point for the Browns over the offseason, the meeting has caused the trade talks to surface once again.