Browns cut Cundiff

Published 10:46 am Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Associated Press


CLEVELAND — The Browns have waived slumping and injured kicker Billy Cundiff.

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The team announced the move Saturday, a day after Cundiff didn’t practice with an unspecified knee injury. Cundiff had missed an attempt in each of the past five games. Cundiff failed on a 40-yard attempt last week in a 25-24 loss to Indianapolis.

The Browns host AFC North-leading Cincinnati on Sunday.

To replace Cundiff, the team signed Garrett Hartley, who kicked in 57 games for New Orleans from 2008-13. Hartley has made 82 career field goals, converting on 81 percent. Hartley was one of three kickers the Browns worked out this week.

The 34-year-old Cundiff made 22 of 29 field goals in his second season with Cleveland. Last year, he was good on 21 of 26.