Found August 31, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The kicking competition is over in Cleveland and it looks like everyone's going to go home a loser. That's right the Browns have decided to replace former kicker Phil Dawson -- with nobody. At least for now. The Browns announced their final cuts on Saturday and among those final cuts were both Shayne Graham and Brandon Bogotay the two players duking it out to win the starting kicking job. Graham and Bogotay were battling to replace Dawson who kicked in Cleveland for 14 years. The Browns let Dawson walk in March and the veteran ended up signing with San Francisco. "We weren't completely satisfied" coach Rob Chudzinski said of his kickers via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "We haven't closed the door completely on the kickers we had."

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