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Browns' duo of specialists named to PFWA's 2019 All-Rookie Team

The Browns went young at kicker and punter in 2019, and both players made the decision look like the right one.

That was made even more evident Tuesday when punter Jamie Gillan and kicker Austin Seibert were named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team. It marks the second straight year Cleveland placed multiple players on the All-Rookie Team.

The Browns were one of just a handful of teams to put multiple representatives on the squad. Gillan was one of just two on the team to enter the NFL as an undrafted free agent (Saints PR Deonte Harris being the other).

Gillan set the Browns' single-season record for net punting (41.6 average), which ranked 13th in the NFL. He was the AFC's Special Teams Player of the Month in September and finished with 28 punts placed inside the 20-yard line to just five touchbacks.

Seibert, a fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma, made 25 of his 29 field goal attempts, including 10 from 40 yards and beyond. He opened his career with 16 consecutive makes, a streak that ranked fourth in NFL history. His 100 total points were the most ever by a Browns rookie.

Here's how the rest of the roster shook out.

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2019 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: DE Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers

2019 OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders

2019 DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: DE Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers



QB – Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

RB – Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders; Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles

WR – A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans; Terry McLaurin, Washington Redskins

TE – Noah Fant, Denver Broncos

C – Erik McCoy, New Orleans Saints

G – Elgton Jenkins, Green Bay Packers; Dalton Risner, Denver Broncos

T – Tytus Howard, Houston Texans; Jawaan Taylor, Jacksonville Jaguars


DL – Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars; Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers; Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants; Ed Oliver, Buffalo Bills

LB – Devin Bush, Pittsburgh Steelers; Dre Greenlaw, San Francisco 49ers; Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CB – Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, New Orleans Saints; Sean Murphy-Bunting, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

S – Darnell Savage, Green Bay Packers; Juan Thornhill, Kansas City Chiefs

Special Teams

PK – Austin Seibert, Cleveland Browns

P – Jamie Gillan, Cleveland Browns

KR – Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs

PR – Deonte Harris, New Orleans Saints

ST – Drue Tranquill, Los Angeles Chargers