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Lunatic Joined: 01 Aug 2018 Posts: 214 Location: NY , waive Zane Gonzalez The Cleveland Browns announced what seemed inevitable on Monday: The release of kicker Zane Gonzalez and the signing of his replacement, undrafted rookie Greg Joseph.Gonzalez missed four kicks—two field goals and two extra points—in the Browns’ Week 2 loss to the New Orleans Saints. He also missed what would have been a game-winning field goal in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1.In his two years with the Browns, Gonzalez managed to convert only 68 percent of his field goals, and as noted by Bleacher Report’s Ryan McCrystal, “anything below 75% is pretty much unheard of these days, and means you’re probably out of the league very soon.”The rookie Joseph may or may not prove to be much of an upgrade, though. The Johannesburg, South Africa native doesn’t have a much better field-goal make percentage in his four years as the kicker for Florida Atlantic, at 69 percent. His extra-point make percentage of 97.1 percent Authentic Chris Hubbard Jersey , though, is strikingly better than Gonzalez’s 90.3 percent.It’s possible that Gonzalez’s struggles this year are injury-related; ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Gonzalez “has been kicking with a groin injury,” though the kicker did not show up on the Browns’ injury report this week nor was injury mentioned in the Browns’ announcement of his waiving.While the Browns also had some interest in veteran kickers Blair Walsh and Cairo Santos, they decided to defer to the younger, yet less-experienced Joseph. Meanwhile, it’s expected the Minnesota Vikings will sign free agent Dan Bailey after releasing rookie kicker Daniel Carlson on Monday.Analyst lauds Cleveland Browns linebacker group’s depth What do the Denver Broncos pass rushers, the Dallas Cowboys offensive line, the Philadelphia Eagles defensive line, and the Cleveland Browns linebacker corps have in common? Three are established as elite NFL units. So what are the Browns linebackers even doing in the same sentence Womens Jabrill Peppers Jersey , you ask?At least one NFL analyst, NFL Network’s Chris Wesseling, included them as the seventh deepest positional unit in the NFL.Wesseling largely basd his opinion on presuming two things. First, that former Patriot Jamie Collins is able to stay healthy and be a big time contributor for Gregg Williams this season. And second, that newly-signed former Eagle Mychal Kendricks is going to fit in and excel in Williams’ scheme.Here’s his reasoning:The Browns linebackers were already becoming a formiddable group, but new general manager John Dorsey stacked the deck by adding Kendricks. Before Dorsey taking the job, and even with Collins out last season, the group already sustained high-level play despite rolling with young and inexperienced players filling in for large stretches of last season.Most of that is due to Joe Schobert’s emergence. Schobert has been lauded as one of the “most intelligent” players Browns defensive coaches have ever seen. Those smarts have helped him reach absurd levels of success early in his career, leading to his impressive and sizable leap from his rookie season to 2017.We have talked about how Schobert Authentic Jarvis Landry Jersey , Kendricks, and Collins are slated to have big seasons, but Chris Kirksey remains a key player for the group. Although Wesseling identified him as a two-down specialist, Kirko is suited for all three downs, and he can really fly in pass coverage as he does in sideline-to-sideline pursuit.This group is coming together at the perfect time for a Browns defense that has added much-need secondary help. If they can find a way to generate more quarterback pressure without needing to send additional pass-rushers, we could very reasonably expect to be talking about more Browns defensive groups belonging on this list at this time next year.
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