>> Kicker concerns? That wasn’t a mistake in the previous thought. Lanning, a punter, did attempt a field goal. That was because kicker Shayne Graham developed tightening in his back. Now, the Browns have two kickers who are hurting, counting
>> David Nelson’s debut. Nelson entered the game early in the second quarter, but didn’t get his first chances to make a catch until later in the half. The first target was incomplete, with an obvious miscommunication between quarterback and receiver. The second try, on a crossing route, gained four yards, but the third bounced off of Nelson’s hands. His rust was understandable. After all, the guy hasn’t played a game since undergoing major knee surgery nearly a year ago with the Buffalo Bills. Nelson did show good explosiveness and speed. However, it’s hard to tell if he was able to do enough to convince the Browns’ decision-makers he is worth keeping on the final roster. Other factors, including the leap of faith that Nelson can return to the effective form he showed when he was healthy, will have to go into that call. Nelson did help himself with a 16-yard catch to set up a 32-yard Lanning field goal just before halftime.
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