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.