Browns Score in Keeping Kicker Billy Cundiff
The Browns signed kicker Billy Cundiff to a one-year contract on Thursday. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent when his current contract expired on Tuesday.
Cundiff was signed by the Browns just a few days before the season opener and filled the bill replacing longtime Browns kicker, Phil Dawson.
He converted 21 of 26 field-goal attempts (80.8%) and was perfect on 32 extra-point attempts while appearing in all 16 games with the Browns in 2013.
He also set franchise records with 42 touchbacks and a career-best 67.7 touchback percentage (42 of 62) last season.
A first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection in 2010, Cundiff has appeared in 122 career regular-season contests. He has connected on 160 of 210 (76.2 percent) career field-goal attempts and 249 of 250 (99.6%) extra points.
He has scored 729 career points in the regular season and owns a career-long field goal of 56 yards. In postseason play, Cundiff is 12 of 14 (85.7%) on field goals and 14 of 14 on extra points.
The 2013 season was a second go-around in Cleveland for Cundiff. He appeared in five games in 2009. During that season, he made all four field-goal tries, including an 18-yard game-winning field goal with 22 seconds remaining in a 6-3 victory over Buffalo at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Cundiff is a product of Drake University. He has kicked for the Cowboys, Saints, Ravens, and Redskins.
He spent the 2013 preseason with the Jets but got cut, which opened the door for him to join the Browns.