Report: Browns to Sign Greg Joseph amid Zane Gonzalez Injury, Kicking Woes

Report: Browns to Sign Greg Joseph amid Zane Gonzalez Injury, Kicking Woes
Cleveland Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez watches after missing an extra point during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, in New Orleans Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

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After kicking mistakes cost the Cleveland Browns against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2, the team has already replaced Zane Gonzalez.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Browns are signing Greg Joseph, who spent the preseason with the Miami Dolphins before losing the battle to Jason Sanders.

Meanwhile, Gonzalez was dealing with a groin injury before missing two field goals and two extra points Sunday. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, he will have an MRI Monday and could potentially reach an injury settlement with the team if he isn’t put on waivers.

Considering he missed a possible go-ahead extra point with under two minutes left in the last game as well as a possible game-tying field goal with eight seconds remaining, the Browns had little choice but to move on at the position.

He also missed his only attempt in the Week 1 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The 2017 seventh-round pick went 15 of 20 on field-goal attempts last season but was much worse to start the 2018 season.

Cleveland worked out multiple veteran kickers Monday, including Blair Walsh and Cairo Santos, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. However, they ended up with Joseph, who is an undrafted, free-agent rookie.

The 24-year-old played four years at Florida Atlantic, finishing 15 of 21 on field goals as a senior as well as 64 of 68 on extra points.

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