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Cleveland Browns Add Punter Jake Schum to the Mix

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Buffalo Bulls punter Jake Schum (16) punts the ball to the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first quarter at Heinz Field.
Buffalo Bulls punter Jake Schum (16) punts the ball to the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first quarter at Heinz Field.
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The Cleveland Browns have added a second punter to their roster in Jake Schum, formerly of the University of Buffalo. He last played in college during the 2010-2011 season, where he had a 38.7 average. That number doesn't really stand out on the surface, but that doesn't mean there isn't some potential in this kid.

It sounds like Schum has been putting together a social campaign over the past year in hopes of getting a chance in the NFL. Here is a video he posted last month with some nice hang time and depth. Maybe he's been working out a lot since he finished college.

Awhile back, the Browns signed Spencer Lanning, who was with them in training camp last year. Lanning and Schum are the only two punters on the roster, and both are inexperienced at the NFL level. There still has to be an outside chance that Reggie Hodges gets re-signed, but for now, Cleveland looks to be content with finding both a new punter and a new kicker.