The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including the re-signing of Joe Jackson who brings needed EDGE depth
We knew when the Cleveland Browns announced their initial 53-man roster that more moves would be forthcoming. While they didn’t claim anyone on waivers, they did end up re-signing one of the players they originally released.
Joe Jackson had a pretty impressive preseason but was still put on waivers when they trimmed the roster to 53. He ended up going unclaimed and now the Browns decided to bring him back.
In order to make room, they sent Jacob Phillips to the IR — a move that was expected.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“Jackson was with the team during the preseason and was waived during final roster cuts.”"
Jacob Phillips can return later in the year if he gets healthy again, and the fact that they waited until now to send him to the IR indicates he might be able to come back. That’s a great sign since he originally appeared to be gone all season. As for Jackson, he offers the Browns some needed depth at defensive end.
"“Mullens played three years in San Francisco, starting 16 games. He has completed 64.5 percent of his passes in his career with 25 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. He spent training camp with the Eagles this year.”"
After moving on from Kyle Lauletta, the Browns decided to go with Nick Mullens as their third quarterback. However, he won’t take up a roster spot, since he’s been signed to the practice squad after not making it with the Philadelphia Eagles. Say what you will about Mullens, but he’s a rather experienced No. 3 option.
"“A lot of them, they heard my story so they gave me a lot of inspirational words and just telling me like, ‘Yeah, go out there,’” he said during his podium interview Tuesday. “They were pushing, giving me the motivational words to get out there and do what’s right.”"
Inspiration can be found where we least expect it and Malik McDowell talked about how he found some while in jail. Some of the men he was with were telling him that he could do better in life and that’s helped him find this second chance — one that could be huge for the Browns who could have found themselves a diamond in the rough.
Porter Gustin, Sheldon Day, and John Kelly were just three of the 11 players signed on Wednesday by the Browns as they filled out the majority of their 16-man practice squad.
Garrett Gilbert revived his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns but was unable to win the No. 2 quarterback job in Dallas. Now back on the open market, Elliot Kennel thinks the Browns should be interested in bringing him back.