The end of the Cade York era is near as the Cleveland Browns have made a trade for another kicker. The Browns have not found a stable kicker since the departure of Phil Dawson 11 years ago. After the abysmal preseason performance shown by the 2022 fourth round pick, the Browns acquired Dustin Hopkins from the Los Angeles Chargers for the cost of a 2025 seventh round pick.
While he appeared in just five games a year ago with the Chargers, the 32-year-old connected on 90 percent of his kicks. His lone miss, however, came from the 40-to-49-yard range where he went 1-of-2. He did not attempt a kick of over 50 yards a year ago.
Over his career, Hopkins has made 85 percent of his kicks but has been spotty at best from 50 and beyond.