Coons was waived by the Browns, the team announced on Monday. Coons was been battling with kicker Patrick Murray this preseason, and coming off a season where he hit 28-of-32 attempts overall, it seemed like Coons was slated to be the team's starting kicker once again. However, it looks like the team will go with Murray, leaving Coons for hire on the NFL market right now.
Coons has re-signed with the Browns. Coons set an NFL record by making 18 consecutive field goals to begin his career last season, when he converted 28-of-32 attempts overall. Such consistency has him slated to be the Browns' starting kicker once again this term.
Coons converted four field goals (29, 39, 33, 29) in Sunday's loss to the Steelers, and finished the 2015 season 28-for-32 on field goals and 22-for-24 on extra points. Coons has a solid rookie campaign in Cleveland, as it took him until Week 8 against Arizona to miss his first kick of the year. Even with 28 made kicks, Coons did not have a single field goal over 50 yards, with a 47-yard make representing his season long. The overall offensive struggles of the Browns likely limited his fantasy potential, and prospective owners can expect to see more of the same in 2015.
Coons converted field goals of 45 and 36 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. Coons could have had a nice fantasy day despite his team's offensive woes, but he had a 51-yard attempt blocked in the outing. On the season, he's been an average fantasy kicker that is likely expendable, outside of the deepest of formats.
Coons (groin) is active Sunday against the Chiefs. Coons was a full participant in practice all week despite the ailment, so he was in little danger of missing this contest. He was 2-for-2 on field goal attempts last week in Seattle, but had missed at least one field goal in each of his prior three games.
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