The Cleveland Browns have settled on a kicker to start their season.
The team announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with Billy Cundiff. Barring something unforeseen, Cundiff will handle kicking duties when the Browns open their season Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
The Browns raised eyebrows when they cut both their in-house kickers Saturday, leaving the team with no option on its 53-man roster. Cundiff and Dan Carpenter were invited for workouts Tuesday, but Giorgio Tavecchio entered the mix after Carpenter signed with the Buffalo Bills. Cundiff outperformed Tavecchio on Tuesday at the Browns' Berea complex.
Cundiff was cut by the Washington Redskins last October after missing five of his first 12 field-goal attempts with the team. His previous stop produced infamy, as he badly missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt that cost the Baltimore Ravens a shot at overtime in the 2011 AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots.Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.