The Cleveland Browns have signed kicker Greg Joseph, who played football and soccer at the Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton, Fla.
Joseph, a 24-year-old rookie, was cut by the Miami Dolphins this summer after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic University. Fellow rookie Jason Sanders, a seventh-round draft pick, beat out Joseph for the job, though the latter made all three field goal attempts in preseason games, including a 54-yarder.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was first to report Joseph was signing with the Browns.
The Browns signed Joseph after Zane Gonzalez missed four kicks in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints — two field goals and two extra point attempts, all in the second half, including a potential game-tying field goal of 52 yards.
Joseph won’t have much time to become acquainted with his new teammates, as Cleveland hosted the New York Jets on Sept. 20. PJC