Long-time Browns kicker Phil Dawson, who joined the franchise when it returned to the NFL in 1999, won’t be kicking on Sunday when the Browns face the franchise that vacated Cleveland in 1996.
Dawson has a strained calf. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Billy Cundiff has been signed to take Dawson’s place.
Cundiff beat out former Bucs kicker Matt Bryant, who lost a training-camp battle with the guy who kicked for Browns coach Eric Mangini last year in New York, Mike Nugent.
One thing the five men have in common? Within a couple years, the only way any of them will be getting into an NFL game is with a ticket.