Browns to try out Pro Bowl kickers Dan Carpenter and Billy Cundiff as opener approaches

The Browns are bringing in Pro Bowl kickers Dan Carpenter and Billy Cundiff for tryouts on Tuesday.

After terminating veteran Shayne Graham's contract and releasing rookie Brandon Bogotay over the weekend, the Browns don't have a kicker less than one week before their opener against Miami.

Carpenter was released by Miami, Arizona and the New York Jets last month.

Cundiff was with the Browns in 2009, filling in when Phil Dawson was sidelined with a strained calf. Cundiff kicked the winning field goal as the Browns beat Buffalo 6-3 in Week 5. Cundiff was also cut by the Jets this summer.

The Browns have been looking for a kicker since deciding not to re-sign Dawson, who left after his 14th season with Cleveland and is with San Francisco.

Graham went 3 for 3 during the exhibition season and hasn't been ruled out as a candidate.


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