The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know including Hue Jackson’s tanking claims being discredited
Back in February, former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson decided to get back in the spotlight by claiming he was paid to lose games. Unsurprisingly, the league decided to look into this — even though Jackson tried to walk his claims back.
In a less than shocking turn of events, the NFL said on Monday that they didn’t see any truth to the claims from Jackson, which means he was simply 3-36-1 all on his own.
Apparently, Jackson didn’t even meet with the NFL investigators after agreeing to do so. That closes yet another chapter in the endless Hue Jackson drama, but we will probably hear something from him in another two or three years.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
"“The NFL said Monday that an independent review found “no evidence” to substantiate allegations made by former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson that the team intentionally lost games in the 2016 and 2017 seasons.”"
Jackson’s teams were trying to win games, they just didn’t have a lot of talent. Even when the talent improved, the wins were hard to come by. He seemed to be a very divisive figure with the players but for some reason, he’s the one who can’t let go. Perhaps he will now, but maybe not.
“The Cleveland Browns signed tight end Marcus Santos-Silva, the team announced on Monday.
"Santos-Silva, 24, is listed as 6 foot 7 and 250 pounds. He played forward for two years on the Texas Tech basketball team, where he put up a career 1,244 points, 957 rebounds and 61 blocks.”"
This report doesn’t say when Santos-Silva last played football but the Browns are hoping an athletic forward can make the jump. Anytime such a move happens, it gets compared to Tony Gonzalez, but often times it ends up like Rico Gathers.
"“Winfrey performed his best Dawg Pound bark on Instagram Live, and told reports how he was ‘ready to kill’ alongside Myles Garrett in a video press conference, to name a couple of things that are already catching the eyes of excited Browns fans.”"
Perrion Winfrey will impress fans with his relentless playing style but many don’t have to wait to see him suit up before claiming him as a favorite. His excitement to be joining the Browns was on full display as soon as he was selected and his energy has everyone ready to see him hit the field.
Casey Kinnamon looks at all the Cleveland Browns draft picks from this past weekend and selects a pro comparison for each one.
The NFL Draft is a whirlwind every year, but Greg Newland took some time after the event to look at what was good and bad about the weekend — as well as what questions still remain.