After an embarrassing game on Sunday by Cleveland Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez, who missed two field goals and two extra points that ended up costing the team yet another game against the New Orleans Saints, they are moving on and bringing in someone else to hopefully make kicks.
Of course, Gonzalez was nursing a fairly severe groin injury the entire time. Of course he was.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Browns are signing former Miami Dolphins kicker Greg Joseph.
Joseph is an undrafted rookie kicker out of Florida Atlantic, and despite a solid showing, he didn't make the cut and was let go by the Dolphins. The 24-year-old went 3-for-3 with the Dolphins during the preseason, including a 54-yarder.
The #Browns have a new kicker and it's going to be undrafted rookie Greg Joseph, as @RapSheet said. Joseph had a solid preseason with the #Dolphins (3-3 FGs) but was part of final cuts. The Zane Gonzalez era in Cleveland is over.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 17, 2018
Even though veteran kicker Dan Bailey is without a job, the Browns are going with the young guy with plenty of upside.
Browns fans may not know who this guy is, but he can't be any worse than a hobbled Gonzalez.
Old Browns Kicker Zane Gonzalez in the NFL: 68% on FGs— 12upSports (@12upSports) September 17, 2018
New Browns Kicker Greg Joseph in College: 69.5% on FGs
Well...let's hope not, at least.