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Saturday Dawg Chow: Browns news (5/15/21)

More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Saturday Dawg Chow.

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  • Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton suffers ACL tear (NFL.com) - With his future as a Denver Bronco already seemingly headed for a conclusion, DaeSean Hamilton’s 2021 season might well have been ended before it began. Hamilton has torn his ACL, NFL Network’s Taylor Taylor Bisciotti reported Friday.
  • Epilepsy community says Chicago Bears’ Justin Fields revealing his condition is landmark moment (Chicago Tribune) - Among the most striking facts about epilepsy is the combination of how common it is and how it has not previously had a very high-profile personality who is public about having the condition. That changed in recent weeks as the Chicago Bears traded up in the National Football League draft to select Justin Fields of Ohio State, one of the top-rated quarterbacks in college football, with the No. 11 pick.
  • Fifth-year options are a good measure of NFL draft classes (Associated Press) - Most NFL teams are getting their first glimpse of their 2021 draft class at rookie minicamps over the weekend. As usual, first-rounders draw special scrutiny and while many fans pine for immediate verdicts, we won’t really know how this curious class stacks up until 2024 when teams can exercise fifth-year options on their first-round selections.
  • Why NFL offenses need to expand their RPO packages ahead of the 2021 NFL season (PFF) - The run-pass option (RPO) craze that started with high school and college football in the early 2010s has exploded at an alarming rate. In fact, you can no longer watch a football game without seeing at least one of the offenses base its attack on these plays. The infiltration of these concepts is almost complete at those levels of football, but the NFL still lags behind in some ways.