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Injury forces Browns to change punters

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The Cleveland Browns have far bigger problems than punter, after losing at home to the Bengals to start the 2011 regular season.

But punter is the most immediate, given the season-ending injury to Richmond McGee.

The team announced today that McGee has been placed on injured reserve, and that veteran Brad Maynard has been signed.

A third-round pick of the Giants in 1997, the 37-year-old Maynard punted for the Bears from 2001 through 2010.  He was cut by the Texans on September 3.

McGee suffered a back injury against the Bengals.

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16 Responses to “Injury forces Browns to change punters”
  1. barklikeadog says: Sep 13, 2011 8:09 PM

    And with the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Cleveland browns select… Ugh! Glad I spent $4,000 on season tix this year – color me SUCKER!

  2. bebopa says: Sep 13, 2011 8:23 PM

    Who will be the next coach of the old “New” Cleveland Browns? Shurmur looks like a deer in the headlights. What a franchise.

  3. hboilers24 says: Sep 13, 2011 8:52 PM

    considering McGee had 2 horrible punts last week I’m fine with never seeing him again.

  4. trbowman says: Sep 13, 2011 9:03 PM

    I’m sure it’s a phantom injury, they just want to get rid of McGee after Sunday’s performance

  5. howiefeltersnatch says: Sep 13, 2011 9:16 PM

    If by ‘injury’ you mean ‘suck’ then yeah, injury forced the Browns to change punters. This dude makes Derrick Frost look like Ray Guy.

  6. football58 says: Sep 13, 2011 9:45 PM

    Hillis was terrible too, just like I have been preaching all pre-season.

  7. imneverwrong says: Sep 13, 2011 10:21 PM

    I wouldn’t say Hillis was terrible. He didn’t get the ball nearly enough. The OLine was terrible.

  8. johnnyshore says: Sep 13, 2011 10:34 PM

    Madden Curse

  9. oxycode30 says: Sep 13, 2011 10:47 PM

    Glad to see Maynard landed somewhere… even if it IS Cleveland.
    He gave the Bears a bunch of good years and for that, Brad Maynard, I thank you and wish you well. I suspect you’ll be busy with the Brownies…

  10. ljl2 says: Sep 13, 2011 11:21 PM

    I like how people you know didn’t watch the game make snide comments about belittling how huge of an impact the punter had on the game (watch the kicks…God-awful) or try to analyze Hillis without realizing the team threw the ball 40 times…

  11. pl4tinum514 says: Sep 14, 2011 12:11 AM

    Mcgee isn’t hurt. He’s tight with Phil Dawson and the team is doing right by Phil on this one, instead of cutting his buddy outright.

  12. jonathanedwardk says: Sep 14, 2011 12:21 AM

    Dave Toub is the best ST coach in the league, there’s a reason he went after Podlesh and cut McGee. You’d think Tabor would know that being his prodigy.

  13. stampnhawk says: Sep 14, 2011 4:15 AM

    From the picture in the article, maybe Maynard will expand his horizons fully, and leapfrog Seneca Wallace on the depth chart soon enough, too.

  14. dukemarc says: Sep 14, 2011 12:41 PM

    McGee suffered a back injury against the Bengals.

    Did you mean the Falcons?

  15. trickbunny says: Sep 14, 2011 5:51 PM

    football58 says:
    Sep 13, 2011 9:45 PM

    Hillis was terrible too, just like I have been preaching all pre-season.

    I’m sure everyone is hanging on your every word during pre-season.

  16. DarthHoodie says: Sep 14, 2011 11:57 PM

    The Browns have much deeper problems than just their punter! Their offensive & defensive lines are a dumpster fire waiting to happen to say the least.

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