Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns GM surprised John Johnson was available
The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including GM Andrew Berry being surprised that John Johnson III was available
Andrew Berry has been getting a lot of work done this offseason and on Thursday, he took some time to discuss some of the changes that have been made in Berea. The Cleveland Browns general manager spoke on many things but the main topic was, of course, the free-agent additions.
Berry described the front office as active and also discussed their top acquisition — John Johnson III. The former Los Angeles Rams safety comes in with a lot of high praise and Berry said a player with as much talent and leadership as Johnson has usually doesn’t become available in free agency.
That’s why the front office was happy to sign him and why the move has been nearly universally praised.
The story on Berry’s praise for Johnson and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
Browns GM Andrew Berry: John Johnson III is a player who usually ‘doesn’t usually make it to the free-agent market’ — Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com
“On top of that, you have his intelligence and his natural leadership. That’s something we’ll always look to add to the mix, and we feel like we’re fortunate that he was available.”
In addition to his leadership, Berry praised the versatility that Johnson has. He can line up just about anywhere in the secondary and will make everyone’s job easier. As for why Johnson was available — the Rams simply are in a terrible situation with the cap and couldn’t afford to keep him or Troy Hill. Thank you, Los Angeles.
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"“There wasn’t anything cryptic about David Njoku‘s tweets this week.He bluntly and directly rebutted criticism over a meme he posted after his 5th-year option locked in.”"
David Njoku has been unfairly criticized this offseason for just about everything — and now people are apparently mad he celebrated getting $6 million. First, let’s hand them $6 million and see if they get happy enough to tweet something.
Second, the anger over him requesting a trade last season needs to dissipate. He simply wanted to go somewhere he could get more snaps and when that didn’t happen, he showed up and did his job — and has never bad-mouthed his team. Let’s cut him some slack already.
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