Cleveland Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez reacts after missing an extra point during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, in New Orleans Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Kicked aside: Browns try out kickers to replace Gonzalez

September 17, 2018 - 11:33 am
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are working out kickers to replace Zane Gonzalez, who missed four attempts in Sunday's loss at New Orleans.

Gonzalez misfired on two extra points and two field-goal attempts, including a 52-yarder in the final seconds that would have forced overtime. After his last kick sailed off course, Gonzalez sat alone hanging his head while sitting on the Browns' bench before being consoled by Saints kicker Wil Lutz.

On Monday, the Browns held tryouts for free agent kickers at their headquarters in Berea, Ohio, and it's likely Gonzalez will be released.

Among the kickers getting a look is Cairo Santos, who played for Browns general manager John Dorsey in Kansas City.

The Browns (0-1-1) played good enough to win again, but remain without a win since Dec. 24, 2016 — a 19-game streak.

Cleveland hosts the New York Jets on Thursday.

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