Browns agree to terms with Cundiff

Kicker Billy Cundiff will be staying in Cleveland as a member of the Browns.

Cundiff was scheduled to become a free agent when his contract expired on Tuesday, but the nine-year veteran has agreed to terms on an extension with the Browns, the team announced Thursday night.

Last season, Cundiff converted 21 of 26 field-goal attempts (80.8 percent) and all 32 of his extra-point tries. He led the Browns with 95 points scored, and set franchise records for touchbacks (42) and a 67.7 touchback percentage, in what was his second go-around with the Browns.

Cundiff played in five games with the Browns in 2009 while Phil Dawson recovered from a leg injury. During that stretch, Cundiff was successful on all six of his field-goal attempts and went four-for-four on extra-point tries.

He converted an 18-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining in a 6-3 win over the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Oct. 11, 2009.

Originally a free agent after being waived by the New York Jets following the 2013 preseason, Cundiff signed with the Browns days before the start of the regular season, and later, converted a 39-yard field goal and extra point in a season-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins at FirstEnergy Stadium. In the game, he had three kickoffs, two of which went for touchbacks and on the third, Miami started a drive at its own 17-yard line.

Including last season, Cundiff has played in 122 regular-season games.

During those contests, he has converted 160 of 210 (76.2 percent) for his field-goal attempts and 249 of 250 (99.6 percent) of his extra-point tries in a career that has included stops in Dallas (2002-05), New Orleans (2006), Baltimore (2009-11), Washington (2012) and Cleveland (2009, 2013).


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