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AFC North Standings

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3-0-0 5-2-0
4-2-0 5-2-0
2-2-0 4-3-0
2-2-0 3-3-0

2021 Kicking

Regular Season 10 11 17 17

Top Chase McLaughlin News

  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Misses first kick

    McLaughlin converted one of two field-goal attempts and two of two extra-point kicks in Thursday's 17-14 win over Denver.

    McLaughlin was good from 52 yards -- he's 4-of-4 this season from 50 and beyond -- but had a 41-yard attempt blocked. While the failed attempt is technically a missed field goal, McLaughlin has been perfect on kicks that are not blocked in 2021. The Browns have suffered a spate of injuries to key skill-position players, which could break either way for a kicker. Last week, McLaughlin had just two points in a blowout loss to the Cardinals; this week, he was in position for an eight-point game, plus whatever bonus fantasy leagues might hand out for field goals from 50 yards and beyond.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Remains perfect in low-output game

    McLaughlin made two of two extra-point kicks and did not attempt a field goal in Sunday's 37-14 loss to Arizona.

    McLaughlin did all that he was asked to do, but Cleveland's defense got rolled by the Cardinals and the offense couldn't keep up as it did last week in a 47-42 loss to the Chargers. When needed, McLaughlin has been a steady boot for the Browns, making all nine field-goal attempts and 15 extra-point kicks. He's currently tied for 14th among placekickers with 42 points through six games.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Racks up double-digit points

    McLaughlin went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts and made all four of his extra-point kicks in Sunday's 47-42 loss to the Chargers.

    McLaughlin was perfect again and has converted all 22 kicks -- nine field goals and 13 extra-points -- through five weeks. This was McLaughlin's second double-digit effort in the last three weeks. A third-year journeyman that's kicked for six teams since entering the NFL in 2019, McLaughlin has earned permanency for the first time.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Keeps dialing it in long distance

    McLaughlin made two of two field-goal attempts and was not asked to kick an extra point in Sunday's 14-7 win over the Vikings.

    McLaughlin, who has not missed a kick yet, converted from 48 and 53 yards in the win. It was his third successful attempt from beyond the 50. The Browns lined up for an extra-point kick following their lone touchdown, but a defensive delay-of-game penalty changed their thinking. With the penalty enforced, Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski opted to go for a two-pointer from the one-yard line, and the team was successful.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Cements placekicking job

    McLaughlin successfully converted four field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks for 14 points in Sunday's 26-6 win over the Bears.

    McLaughlin's big day included two field goals from beyond a distance of 50 yards -- a 57- and 52- yarder -- and he joined Phil Dawson as the only two kickers in franchise history to make two field goals of 50 yards or more in a single game. The Browns' red-zone offense, which had scored six touchdowns on seven trips the first two weeks of the season, got bogged down by Chicago's defense. Cleveland scored one TD and settled for two field goals among its four trips -- a fourth red-zone appearance was on the final series when the Browns took a knee rather than run up the score. McLaughlin, who won the kicking derby during preseason by default and was assured to be the kicker in the weeks leading up to Week 1, has yet to miss a kick and has cemented his grip on the job for the moment.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Perfect with little to do

    McLaughlin successfully converted his lone field-goal attempt and all three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 31-21 win over Houston.

    Through two weeks, McLaughlin hasn't had much to do. Week 2's field goal came on his first attempt of the season, as the Browns have scored touchdowns on six of seven drives that reached the red zone. McLaughlin's made all of his extra-point tries, and on his kickoffs that have been returned, the opponents' average starting field position has been the 20-yard line.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Makes minor impact

    McLaughlin made three of three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 33-29 loss to the Chiefs.

    McLaughlin came out of the preseason as the only rostered kicker, but it wasn't until just before the start of the regular season that the Browns confirmed him as their placekicker. That left his status murky entering fantasy drafts, but he did nothing to lose the job Sunday. The Browns scored touchdowns on all four trips to the red zone, and head coach Kevin Stefanski opted for a two-point conversion following an encroachment penalty on what was supposed to be a kick. Three of his five kickoffs were touchbacks, and the two kicks that were returned left the Chiefs with an average field position of the 19.5-yard line.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Active Sunday

    McLaughlin (hamstring) is active for Sunday's season opener against Kansas City.

    Though McLaughlin was a full participant in practice Friday, he was listed as questionable for Sunday's game. However, he's good to go after all, while fellow kicker Chris Naggar has been made inactive by the Browns.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Added to injury report Friday

    Though McLaughlin was a full participant in practice Friday, he's listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    We'll monitor McLaughlin's status leading up to Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, but he's currently the only kicker on Cleveland's active roster. If his Week 1 status indeed is in any danger, the Browns have the option of elevating Chris Naggar from their practice squad.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Will kick Week 1

    Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said McLaughlin will be the team's placekicker Week 1 against the Chiefs, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.

    McLaughlin outkicked Cody Parkey in training camp but was not declared the de facto kicker until Monday. The Browns added Chris Naggar to the practice squad last week, but it will not affect McLaughlin's status at this time. He made all of his preseason kicks before missing on a 56-yard field-goal attempt then later an extra-point kick in the third preseason game.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Some misses Sunday

    McLaughlin was successful on two of three field-goal attempts and one of two extra-point kicks in Sunday's 19-10 win over Atlanta in preseason Week 3.

    McLaughlin is the last kicker standing for the Browns, but he's not a lock to open the regular season two weeks from now. His lone field-goal miss was a 56-yard attempt at the end of the first half -- it hit the crossbar. He showed a good leg all camp, particularly on kickoffs leading to touchbacks, but the Browns are expected to review available placekickers between now and Week 1.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Still the lone kicker

    McLaughlin is the lone kicker in camp after the Browns waived Cody Parkey on Tuesday, Dan Labbe of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    As of Thursday, the Browns had not brought in another leg to challenge McLaughlin, but they aren't committing to him yet. Whether it's head coach Kevin Stefanski or special-teams coach Mike Priefer, the staff utilized "coachspeak" regarding McLaughlin opening the season as the team's kicker. Stefanski said general manager Andrew Berry will discuss the kicking situation following the final preseason game, while Priefer said he doesn't make those decisions. It looks like McLaughlin will handle the kicking chores in Sunday's preseason finale against Atlanta, then the Browns will assess their kicking situation.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Handling kicking duties

    McLaughlin is in position to handle the Browns' kicking duties with Cody Parkey headed to IR with a quad injury, Jake Trotter of reports.

    That said, it's quite plausible that the Browns could bring another kicker aboard to challenge McLaughlin, but for now the 25-year-old, who's had regular-season stints with a handful of teams over the last two campaigns, will work behind Cleveland's Baker Mayfield-led offense. It's an assignment that could result in fantasy relevance for McLaughlin, if he ends up cementing it.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Steps in for Parkey

    McLaughlin handled all of the kicking duties in the second half of Sunday's 17-13 win over the Giants in preseason Week 2 due to an injury to Cody Parkey (quadriceps), Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.

    McLaughlin has converted all his field-goal and extra-point attempts this preseason, including a 49-yard field goal with plenty to spare in Sunday's win, and all but one kickoff has resulted in a touchback. The lone kick returned Sunday was from two yards inside the end zone and ended up with the Giants at their own 13-yard line. Head coach Kevin Stefanski was not sure how Parkey's injury occurred or the severity. Parkey is still considered the favorite to win the job, but obviously the injury will be a factor in the coming weeks.

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  • Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Claimed by Cleveland

    The Browns claimed McLaughlin off waivers from the Jets on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    McLaughlin will get a chance to compete with the Browns this offseason. The team already rostered two kickers (Cody Parkey and Matt McCrane) before claiming McLaughlin.

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  • Chase McLaughlin: Kicker hits open market

    The Jets released McLaughlin on Friday.

    McLaughlin only made one appearance for the Jets last season, in which he wasn't afforded the chance to make a single field-goal try. He did suit up for three games in Jacksonville, converting four of five field-goal attempts and three of four extra-point tries.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Cypress, TX
Age: 25
Class: Junior