The Cleveland Browns are wasting no time as they ponder whether or not to replace second-year kicker Zane Gonzalez.
The team is reportedly spending some time today holding workouts with veteran kickers Blair Walsh and Cario Santos, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo:
#Browns working out kickers today, including veterans Blair Walsh and Cairo Santos, sources say. GM John Dorsey is well acquainted with Santos from his time with the #Chiefs.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 17, 2018
Walsh spent last season with the Seattle Seahawks after playing his first five years with the Minnesota Vikings. He has a career field goal percentage of 82.4 percent and has converted more than 85 percent of his field goal tries three times, although he last hit that mark in 2015.
Those numbers sound nice, but it hasn’t always been a easy road for Walsh:
Santos may have a leg up on the competition, (sorry), as he is a familiar face to general manager John Dorsey, who signed Santos as an undrafted free agent in 2014 with the Kansas City Chiefs.
In four years with the Chiefs, Santos converted 84.8 percent of his field goal tries. He split time with the Chiefs and Chicago Bears last season, making four out of the five field goals he attempted.
Santos signed with the New York Jets in the offseason, but was released in August after dealing with a groin injury.
No word on if the Browns have reached out to Dan Bailey, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys and is the clear fan favorite if the Browns make a change after watching Gonzalez missed four kicks on Sunday in the 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints.