Browns sign new punter

The Browns have signed veteran punter Brad Maynard to replace
Richmond McGee, who injured his back in pregame warmups Sunday and
is out for the season.

Maynard, a 14-year NFL veteran, played the past 10 seasons with
the Chicago Bears. He was released in July and spent the exhibition
season with Houston.

McGee herniated a back disk during warmups before the season
opener against Cincinnati, his agent told the Associated Press on
Tuesday. Agent David Canter said McGee’s back was so bad he lost
feeling in his legs. He kicked anyway, averaging just 36 yards on
eight punts in his pro debut.

Cleveland has placed McGee on injured reserve. Coach Pat Shurmur
didn’t mention McGee’s injury following Sunday’s game or during his
Monday news conference.

McGee was signed in August after punter Reggie Hodges tore his
Achilles’ tendon in practice and was lost for the season.