When the Cleveland Browns traded Andy Lee to the Carolina Panthers and acquired the inexperienced Kasey Redfern in the process, it seemed like a given that somebody else would be brought in to either replace or compete with him over the next two weeks. The team has chosen the competition route, as they signed punter Michael Palardy on Tuesday.
Palardy (5-11, 191 lbs) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Since then, he’s had offseason stints with the Raiders, Rams, Panthers, Ravens, and Colts. He only played in the Colts' first preseason game this year; in three punts, he had an average of 45.7 yards and a net average of 36.3 yards. That's hardly a good sample size to go off of.
So, for the fourth preseason game, it’s Redfern vs. Palardy in a fight to the death...and there’s no guarantee that either of them will even end up being the victor.
To make room for Palardy on the 75-man roster, the Browns waived CB Tim Scott.