Browns trade for Dustin Hopkins, waive Cade York08 January 2024 ❤ 0
Browns Trade for Dustin Hopkins, Waive Cade York
The Cleveland Browns have made a move to bolster their kicking game, trading for veteran kicker Dustin Hopkins and waiving rookie Cade York. The move comes as the Browns look to improve their special teams play after a disappointing 2020 season.
Hopkins, 32, is a nine-year veteran who has spent time with the Washington Football Team, Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints. He has made 81.7 percent of his field goal attempts in his career and has been reliable from long range, making 11 of 15 attempts from 50 yards or more. He also has experience kicking in cold weather conditions, which could be beneficial for the Browns as they play in the AFC North.
York, 22, was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State this offseason. He had an impressive college career with the Nittany Lions but struggled during training camp and preseason games with the Browns. He was waived on Saturday after missing two field goals in Clevelands preseason finale against Detroit on Thursday night.
The move to acquire Hopkins gives the Browns a reliable kicker who can help them win close games this season. It also gives them some insurance if starter Austin Seibert struggles or gets injured during the season. Seibert had an inconsistent rookie season last year and is still developing as a kicker in his second year in the NFL.
The trade for Hopkins also shows that the Browns are serious about improving their special teams play this season after it was one of their biggest weaknesses last year. The team ranked near the bottom of the league in both kickoff and punt return average last season and struggled to make field goals when it mattered most.
Hopkins will now have an opportunity to prove himself with his new team and help turn around Clevelands special teams unit this season. As for York, he will now look to latch on with another team after being waived by the Browns on Saturday night.
黃褐色交易Dustin Hopkins，放棄Cade York
克利夫蘭布朗斯已經采取行動來加強他們的踢球遊戲，交易老將Dustin Hopkins並放棄新秀Cade York。此舉是在布朗斯在2020年令人失望的季後賽中尋求改善特殊隊伍表現之後出現的。
York，22歲，是今年夏天由布朗斯作為Penn State無名氏免費代理人簽下的。他在Nittany Lions大學生涯中表現出色但是在布朗斯與培練課和季前賽中表現不佳。周六因在星期四夜間與底特律之間的季前决赛中错过兩個門球而遭到裁剪。
交易Hopkins使布朗斯得到一位可靠的射手可以幫助他們在這個季度勝利關閉遊戲。它也使他們如果主力Austin Seibert在季度中表現不佳或受傷時能夠保障一些保險。 Seibert去年上季表現不一致並且作為NFL二年生來說仍然正在逐步成長作為射手。
Hopkins將有機會向其新車隊證明自己並協助扭轉克利夫蘭特別部隊部門這一季度的情況。 至於York ：呢日夜裡由布朗斯裁剪從而看看能否與另一車隊締造關係