Bengals claim Austin Seibert off waivers

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The Browns cut kicker Austin Seibert on Monday and they may be playing against him on Thursday night.

NFL Media reports that the Bengals are claiming Seibert off of waivers. The Bengals have the top waiver position in the league through the fourth week of the regular season.

The Bengals saw their chances of tying the Chargers at the end of regulation in Sunday’s loss go up in smoke when Randy Bullock missed a 31-yard field goal. Bullock hurt his calf in the process and was listed as a limited practice participant on Monday’s injury report.

Seibert was dropped by the Browns after missing a field goal and an extra point in their loss to the Ravens. Cody Parkey will do the kicking duties for Cleveland.

8 responses to “Bengals claim Austin Seibert off waivers

  1. Ok..this sure shaping up to be a movie where Austin starts for the Bengals and kicks the winning field goal. IF that happens the Cleveland Browns are TRULY CURSED.

  2. If you thought Seibert was shaky enough to keep an extra kicker around, why even let said shaky kicker kick? Now as the Cleveland Browns luck would have it, Seibert will go 5 for 5 and hit the game winning kick!

  3. This is a smart move by the Bengals and a dumb move by the Browns. If Bullock is ready to go, the move means nothing. But, if he’s not able to go, then they would have been in a bind. Zac Taylor admitted at his Monday press conference that it would be tough to get a new kicker in time for the game Thursday due to the COVID screenings. You can’t just sign a player and bring them in right now – they have to test and go through protocols which can take a few days. So, if Bullock is unable to go, the Bengals could have been without a kicker. Seibert is not great, but he’s better than no kicker at all. I understand Cleveland wanting to make a change, but it was shortsighted to present a gift to this week’s opponent. They could have brought in a new kicker, but waited until Friday to cut Siebert. Great move by the Bengals in capitalizing on Cleveland’s error.

  4. Seibert probably knows the Browns game plan, so the Bengals will have an advantage in a short week. Things are about to get really interesting in Cleveland if start 0-2.

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