The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including the team’s process to roster building being an early success.
The Cleveland Browns made several big moves over the offseason to put themselves in a great position for playoff contention when they enter the 2019 regular season.
By hitting on several draft picks and pairing them with multiple free agent and trade acquisitions, the Browns have bolstered their roster and now have a fairly balanced roster on offense and defense.
Browns general manager John Dorsey has certainly had his misses in his year and a half with the organization, but he has put them in a great position to capitalize on their young talent.
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Today’s featured article explains why Dorsey’s and Cleveland’s front office’s approach to roster building can be viewed as a success already, even though there is still plenty of work to be done.
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"On paper, this means the Browns have probably the most enticing collection of prospects in the league. No team outside of Indianapolis has built such an intriguing roster so quickly on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs and the Rams have prospects, but not all collected in two years."
With so much young talent on the roster, Dorsey and the Browns were able to spend money and bring in big-ticket additions to supplement their young talent. But as Dorsey points out, he can’t be overaggressive in the present because of the need to save money to pay for the young talent. The roster building process may be a success already, but how the roster is shaped in two more years will define just how well the process has worked.
The Cleveland Browns traveled to Indianapolis early for two joint practices with the Colts, and after having two solid practices, came away with a victory in their second preseason game. Randy Gurzi looks at who stood out and who didn’t in the Browns victory.
"Those five — the Patriots, Chiefs, Saints, Bears and Browns — are the only teams that have already attracted more than $1 million in Super Bowl bets at MGM sportsbooks in Nevada."
Following the addition of Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns quickly became one of the hottest picks to win the AFC Championship, and subsequently the Super Bowl. Even with all of the hype surrounding the Browns, there are a lot of people who are buying into the hype believing they could win the Super Bowl.
The eight-game suspension of Kareem Hunt has created an opportunity for a fourth running back to claim a Browns roster spot. After a solid performance against the Colts, Elliot Kennel believes D’Ernest Johnson could be the guy that takes the roster spot to start the season.