Browns boot Okay Seibert for Parkey; Njoku to IR

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  • Jake TrotterESPN Personnel Writer

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The Cleveland Browns are making a kicking trade.

The Browns waived starter Austin Seibert on Monday after he neglected a further point and self-discipline goal in Sunday’s 38-6 loss at Baltimore. To interchange Seibert, Cleveland signed Cody Parkey off its advise squad to the 53-man roster.

Also Monday, the Browns positioned tight discontinuance David Njoku on injured reserve with a knee hurt. Njoku, who scored the Browns’ lone touchdown Sunday, will likely be sidelined on the least three video games per NFL rules.

Njoku has a sprained MCL and is anticipated to head away out three weeks, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Seibert, a fifth-spherical have of Oklahoma closing 300 and sixty five days, neglected on his most titillating two kicks against the Ravens. He misfired on a further point after Cleveland’s touchdown in the first quarter. Shut to the tip of the 2d quarter, he sailed a 41-yard self-discipline goal strive huge appropriate. The Ravens capitalized, driving appropriate down the self-discipline for a touchdown to head up 24-6 at halftime. The Browns are hoping that Parkey, who kicked in Cleveland in 2016, can stabilize the build aside.

While with the Chicago Bears in January 2019, Parkey notoriously neglected a capacity sport-a success 43-yard self-discipline goal, which bounced off the correct, then off the crossbar in the NFC playoffs, giving the Philadelphia Eagles the take. Parkey used to be launched by the Bears after that season.

Cleveland.com first reported the kicking trade.