Browns sign kicker Greg Joseph after New Orleans nightmare


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was first to report the news. Unfortunately, the Cleveland Browns are finding new ways to lose.

Joseph is an undrafted rookie from Florida Atlantic.

Sunday was a horrid day for the Cleveland Browns - and that's a high bar to clear - because the team blew a 12-3 fourth-quarter lead to New Orleans in large part because of the jittery leg of kicker Zane Gonzalez.

Joseph, who made 57-of-82 kicks in college, is Cleveland's third kicker in as many years.

Gonzalez missed two field goals and two extra points that conceivably could have won Cleveland's first game in almost two years.'s Mary Kay Cabot tweeted that the Browns had informed Gonzalez that he's getting released; however, if Gonzalez is injured, the team must either waive him with the injured designation, or he could receive an injury settlement. Gonzalez also had a potential game-winning FG blocked in the Week 1 tie with Pittsburgh.

It turns out Gonzalez had a groin injury that the team was aware of, but elected to put him out on the field anyway, and the results showed in his misses.

LeBron made a video going off about Zane's awful play and warning Gonzalez not to say "my bad" or "he might get his ass whooped".

Coach Hue Jackson admits that dynamic poses a challenge with a Thursday night bout against the Jets fast approaching.

Gonzalez, a seventh-round pick a year ago, was 17 of 25 on career field goal attempts and 28 of 31 on PATs for the Browns.