6:24 PM EDT, Fri July 01, 2016

Browns waive Connor Shaw, leaving four quarterbacks on roster

The crowded quarterback room of the Browns became a little less crammed Thursday when they waived Connor Shaw. The move leaves four quarterbacks on the roster: Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown, rookie third-round draft pick Cody Kessler and Austin Davis. Coach Hue Jackson has said competition in training camp, which opens July 29, would determine the starter. Griffin, who signed a two-year, $15 million in March, is the clear favorite. Shaw, 24, spent the past two seasons with the Browns after joining them in 2014 as an undrafted free agent from the University of South Carolina. He missed...
Gang Green Nation Jun 29, 2016

What Are the Most Team Friendly and Player Friendly Contracts the Jets Have?

Over the last two days, Mike Sando of ESPN has compiled a list of most team friendly and most player friendly deals in the NFL. Here is what he had for the Jets. Team Friendly Brandon Marshall, WR Marshall has a league-leading 45 touchdown catches since 2012 while catching passes from Jay Cutler, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Josh McCown, Geno Smith and Jason Campbell. The other players in the top five had Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Tony Romo as their primary quarterbacks. Marshall is set to earn $17 million over the next two seasons, with $9.5 million guaranteed. A year ago, the answer probably...
Revenge Of The Birds Jun 29, 2016

74 Days until the Arizona Cardinals Kick Off the Season

There are only 74 days until the Arizona Cardinals season starts, what are some stats for 74? There are only 74 days until the Arizona Cardinals kick off the 2016 NFL season, and number 74 gives us some good stats as well as some good plyers, and what hopefully will be a great player moving forward. DJ Humphries currently wears the number 74 for the Arizona Cardinals. The number 74 has been quite the pit of despair though. The best player to wear 74 may have been Reggie Wells from 2003 to 2008.  Paul Fanaika rocked 74 from 2013 to 2014 and D'Anthony Batiste also wore 74. Josh McCown in...
Plain Dealer Jun 16, 2016

Is Robert Griffin III really getting a battle from Josh McCown and Cody Kessler? Hey, Mary Kay! (video)

Can Josh McCown or Cody Kessler really swipe the starting QB job from Robert Griffin III? Is there any reason for optimisim this season? Find out in this video version of Hey, Mary Kay!
Plain Dealer Jun 9, 2016

Robert Griffin III heads into training camp in an open competition and Hue Jackson's decision 'is a ways away'

Robert Griffin III will definitely head into training camp in an open competition for the starting job, along with top contenders Josh McCown and Cody Kessler.
Dawgs By Nature Jun 6, 2016

Ray Farmer thinks that Josh McCown is a better fit and will start for Hue Jackson

We already covered what former Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said about future teams considering a player with existing fame coming to their team (i.e. where they failed with QB Johnny Manziel). Looking forward to this year's quarterback situation in Cleveland, though, the NFL Insiders, including Farmer and Adam Schefter, both noted that they would not discount veteran Josh McCown from emerging as the starter. Farmer in particular predicted that McCown will win the job. While I personally feel it'll be Robert Griffin III, I found the comments interesting since it's one of the...
Dawgs By Nature Jun 6, 2016

PFF ranks the Browns' roster 31st in the NFL

Even though Pro Football Focus really likes what the Cleveland Browns have done this offseason, the anticipated quality of talent on the roster plummeted compared to this time last year. PFF ranked all 32 rosters in the NFL, and the Browns came in at No. 31 overall, with only the San Francisco 49ers behind them. Here are some notes on what PFF said about the Browns: Their roster ranking was No. 24 in 2014 and No. 14 in 2015, so you can see how far they've plummeted in 2016 at No. 31. The Top 5 players on the Browns' roster are OT Joe Thomas, OG Joel Bitonio, OG John Greco, RB Duke...
Dawgs By Nature Jun 6, 2016

Ray Farmer talks about the responsibility needed to take on a player like Manziel

I don't doubt that Ray Farmer belongs in the business of football, but after the resume of bad decisions he logged during his tenure as general manager of the Cleveland Browns, you would think that talking about those decisions would be a bad decision. Instead, he appeared on NFL Insiders on ESPN this afternoon. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, he'll also be in studio on Tuesday. "(Manziel) had unique celebrity that I don't think the league has seen in a lot of different players." - Ray Farmer pic.twitter.com/eigmPIAo25 — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) June 6, 2016 The hot topic of...
Dawgs By Nature Jun 6, 2016

Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (6/6/16)

Cleveland Browns: "Haslam gives embattled corner Justin Gilbert a vote of confidence" (Plain Dealer) - "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam pulled embattled cornerback Justin Gilbert aside at the team's charity golf outing on Thursday and gave him some words of encouragement." "Josh McCown on QB uncertainty: I don’t like it, but it helps me get better" (PFT) - "The Browns still haven’t decided who their starting quarterback will be this season. Josh McCown wishes they would. McCown said on 850 WKNR in Cleveland that he would prefer to have a road map..." "Brotherly bond: Ali and Jim Brown...
Dawgs By Nature Jun 1, 2016

Hue Jackson: RG3 "Really Good," But Not Ready to Pick Starter

Cleveland's quarterback battle will continue. Nothing to see here. For the second time in three weeks, Browns head coach Hue Jackson declined to name a starting quarterback, several outlets reported following the end of OTAs in Berea on Wednesday afternoon. Jackson told the media today that former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has "made tremendous strides," but the coach wants to make the "right" choice, not a "fast" decision. Before earning the starting gig, Griffin must first outlast Josh McCown, Cody Kessler, Austin Davis, and Connor Shaw. It's a motley crew, but Griffin...

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