With just days to go until the season starts the Cleveland Browns pulled a kicker out of the recycling bin. They went out and sign Billy Cundiff, yes he is the same Cundiff who missed a 32 yard field goal with the game on the line for the Ravens.
The Browns must have felt desperate. Cundiff couldn’t even find his way onto a dysfunctional Jets team, yet the Browns new coaching staff felt he would be a good fit for the Browns. Cundiff was cut by the Jets this summer.
Cundiff was a pro-bowl selection for the Ravens in 2010 but he will be best remembered for missing a 32-yarder for the Ravens that would have tied New England in the closing seconds of the 2012 AFC Championship Game.
Cundiff is 33 years old and he made 825,000 dollars in 2012. The Browns went out and they picked up a warm body. Now we just have to hope they don’t have to count on him with the game on the line.
Cundiff has been with 12 NFL teams in his career. What does that tell you? He has been booted by the best of them. He was with the Browns once before when he filled in for Phil Dawson when he was sidelined with a strained calf in 2009.
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