Former Longhorn McGee hoping to stick with Browns

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on August 7, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 7 at 9:39 PM

 

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns' day off came at a good time for punter Richmond McGee.

While the respite Sunday gave cornerback Joe Haden's hamstring time to heal and put wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi a day closer to getting a cast off his left leg without losing more time learning a new offense, McGee just needed a breather.

Brought in for a tryout and signed after starter Reggie Hodges sustained a season-ending Achilles tendon injury, McGee is trying to capitalize on his best chance to gain a starting job in the NFL.

After one year on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad and two more in that role in Chicago before being released Monday by the Bears, the 28-year-old has yet to kick in a regular game. That could change with a good exhibition season, starting Saturday against the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.

Print
Email
|