Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns score ‘excellent’ grade for offseason

The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including an excellent grade being handed to them for their offseason moves

There’s really no one out there criticizing what the Cleveland Browns did this offseason. They aggressively attacked their weaknesses on defense but didn’t overpay for any of the additions they have brought in.

Cleveland also retained Rashard Higgins on offense, for far less than he could have received had he tested the open market. Clearly, Higgins has bought into the culture being built in Berea — which is something John Johnson touched on when he was speaking about what it meant to join this team.

Now, one of the more well-respected outlets is singing the praises of general manager Andrew Berry as PFF has given him a score of “excellent” for what he has done this offseason.

That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

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Grading every team after NFL free agency: Cleveland Browns, Washington Football Team and Denver Broncos come out on top — Sam Monson and Brad Spielberger, PFF.com

“Adding depth and rotation players in Takkarist McKinley, Malik Jackson, Anthony Walker while bringing back one of their own in Rashard Higgins all look like solid decisions that will improve the team going forward. Even the subtractions seem to be shrewd moves, moving on from edge rusher Adrian Clayborn — who has been a consistently solid defensive lineman in the NFL — as he comes off his lowest-graded season since 2012.”

There’s no denying the Browns are better at every level of the defense as Andrew Berry landed two defensive linemen, a linebacker, and two cornerbacks. And none of the players he signed would be bad starters. It’s only his second season in the NFL, but Berry is killing it.

Anthony Walker eager to play with ‘elite QB’ Baker Mayfield, who reached out to him right away — Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com

“Obviously when you’ve got the franchise quarterback reaching out to you when you first sign and know that you’re becoming a part of the team, it’s always nice to get to get that welcome, so I was definitely appreciative of him for that.”

Baker Mayfield reaching out to the new linebacker shows just how much he’s taking leadership of this team. He’s matured into a franchise quarterback which is helping lure people — even if they’re not all offensive players.

Browns’ Ryan Switzer says 9-month-old son back in hospital with ‘significant bleeding’ — Jason Owens, Yahoo Sports

“Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer announced that his 9-month-old son Christian is back in the hospital after experiencing “significant bleeding” Saturday morning.”

It’s a gut-wrenching story that sadly has returned. The Switzer family had to take their young son to the hospital in early March and he’s back again. It’s hard to even imagine what these parents are feeling and all we can do is offer our prayers and well wishes. Here’s to hoping Christian starts to get better soon.

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