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Browns add kicker Shaun Suisham to the roster

The Browns today signed free agent kicker Shaun Suisham, the team announced. In addition, the team waived kicker Leigh Tiffin.

Originally signed by Pittsburgh as undrafted free agent on April 28, 2005, Suisham has appeared in 57 games and connected on 87-of-110 field goal attempts and 101-of-103 extra points for 362 career points. He has seen action in eight games over two stints with Dallas (2005-06, 09) and in 49 contests with Washington (2006-09). In 2009, Suisham connected on 20-of-24 field goals and 25-of-26 PATS in 14 games with the Cowboys and Redskins.

Suisham finished his college career as Bowling Green State University’s (2001-04) all-time leading scorer (361 points), while also setting the Falcons record with 45 career field goals. As a senior, he finished 12th in the nation in scoring with a 9.3 point-per-game average and was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the nation’s best kicker. Born December 29, 1981, the 6-0, 200 pounder hails from Wallaceburg, Ontario where he attended Wallaceburg District Secondary School.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Chris

    May 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Step backward in my mind. Suisham’s been around the league and it’s been pretty well figured out he’s just a guy. With Tiffin, you had upside. With Suisham, you have none. If Dawson’s contract becomes an issue, Suisham makes the position weaker.

    Granted, it’s possible Tiffin would have too. But it’s also possible Tiffin could have been a find and made Dawson expendable. Shaun Suisham’s just going to be another reason to point at us and laugh if we have to rely on him once the season gets here.

  2. Denolakes

    May 22, 2010 at 4:29 am

    As I understand it, it is not just a contract issue with Dawson. It has somethi9ng to do with not having another kicker on the roster to take some of the kicks off him during camp and the pre-season — tired leg and injury thing. Can’t blame him. A kicker’s career can span a couple of decades — barring injury. So, be smart, bring another kicker in and let the man work at a decent pace. Seems easy enough to me.

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