NFL News: Browns sign punter Spencer Lanning

The Cleveland Browns today signed punter Spencer Lanning.

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Bears on July 26, 2011, Lanning spent training camp with the Browns last season before being waived on August 26, 2012. He has also spent time with Jacksonville and the New York Jets.

Lanning was a four-year letterman at the University of South Carolina (2007-10) who finished his career with 171 punts for a 42.6-yard average and 46 punts inside the 20-yard line. He also served as a kicker during his final two collegiate seasons, connecting on 34 of 44 field goal attempts and 80 of 84 PATs.

A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, the 5-11, 200-pound Lanning attended York Comprehensive High School in South Carolina.

  • dan

    Well, if this doesn’t prove that Lombardi and Banner are idiots, I don’t know what kind of proof you would need.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Yeah, I heard we cut him last season in training camp because his Achilles’ tendons were worse than Reggie Hodges’ and his spinal discs were more brittle than Richmond McGee’s.

    Great job, new FO.

  • mgbode

    don’t worry, he’s just backing up our primary punter on gamedays; Mitchell Schwartz

    (seriously though, I’d be surprised if he was our “only” punter competing for the job in August)

  • My friend, I’ve all but given up on telling Browns fans not to worry. It’s like telling my Mom not to worry…an exercise in pure futility!

  • dan

    And don’t they know you’re supposed to Build Through The Draft?!

  • MrCleaveland

    Guys, guys, we signed a training camp punter. That’s one step above a tackling dummy. Relax.

  • RGB

    I hear he ran a 4.3 40.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    PANIC! 1,000 handkerchiefs won’t dry up this flop sweat!

  • Sam

    No, guys, he isn’t related to Peyton or Eli Lanning.

  • BrownsTown23

    it’s a freaking punter….calm down people, you must have forgotten that hodges was 31st in the league in gross punting average…i do believe it cannot get much worse than that

  • Garry_Owen

    Also served as kicker his final two years in college, eh?

  • Jaker

    The Punter Games, 24 punters come into Berea, only one leaves, unless the final two are from the same state and are in love, which would be weird

  • SDA

    I smell a boring reality TV show

  • Jaker

    Or the HUNGER GAMES. Yeesh, I thought that was obvious

  • SDA

    it was I was just reiterating