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The cold and cruel side of business in the NFL caught up with Ryan Pontbriand.
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BERA -- Only the Cleveland Browns can make a folk hero out of their long snapper.
And the Browns did it by releasing him.
Back in 2003, Ryan Pontbriand cackled long and loud the day he was drafted by the Browns in the fifth round. He sounded as shocked to be taken by Butch Davis as fans and media were to hear of his selection. Long snappers are found, not drafted, but Davis and...
Ryan Pontbriand's release seemed sudden, but that's how fast a long snapper can develop the yips.
The Cleveland Browns waived long snapper Ryan Pontbriand on Monday after a pair of bad snaps in recent weeks.
Pontbriand's low snap on Sunday led to Phil Dawson missing a go-ahead 55-yard field goal in a loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.
A week prior against the Rams, Pontbriand’s errant snap resulted in Dawson missing a short field goal in a 13-12 loss.
Pontbriand had been...
Anyone who watched the Browns game Sunday already knows the trouble long snapper Ryan Pontbriand had when Phil Dawson tried a 55 yard field goal. Pontbriand had another bad snap in the Rams game which cost the Browns a win and when Pontbriand talked during an interview after the game Sunday he said he is in a slump. Now the Cleveland Browns really put Pontbriand into a slump...
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“And somewhere in there, buried beneath the loss and the throngs of Maize ‘n Blue swarming the field and the sheer exhaustion that accompanies the end of a three-month...
In a move that was hinted by head coach Pat Shurmur on Monday, the Browns have gone ahead and waived long snapper Ryan Pontbriand, who, up until this season, was typically only mentioned when named to the Pro … [visit site to read more]Cleveland Browns Waive Long Snapper Ryan Pontbriand - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - A Cleveland Browns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
So I guess Mike Polk will have to buy another jersey?
Tony Grossi is reporting that the Browns have confirmed to him that they waived Ryan Pontbriand. I find it pretty shocking, to be honest. I know Pontbriand was “in a slump” of sorts, but we are really only talking about two mistakes. The first one, which helped the Browns lose to the Rams was a deflection off of Alex...
Long-snapper Ryan Pontbriand was released today. Was it the right move?
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The cold and cruel side of business in the NFL caught up with Ryan Pontbriand. He won't get a chance to snap out of his slump
Coach says Cribbs has not expressed unhappiness with his role. Ryan Pontbriand says in a statement he looks forward to playing with another team.
This game was a close one and was hotly contested, but someone had to lose and this week, it was the Browns. The Browns had another valiant effort, but fell short when making crucial mistakes in key situations. Again, there was a bad Ryan Pontbriand snap for a 4th quarter field goal and again, that field goal was missed. In the course of 30 seconds, it went from looking...