There’s nothing like a punter trade just 10 days before the 2016 regular season kicks off.
The Cleveland Browns traded punter Andy Lee to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a seventh-round pick and punter Kasey Redfern, the Browns announced Monday afternoon.
This is the second time Lee has been traded in a little more than a year. He was traded from his original team, the San Francisco 49ers, to the Browns last June for a seventh-round pick.
Lee remains one of the better punters in the NFL. His gross punting average was 46.7 yards and he booted 25 punts inside the 20-yard-line last season.
The Panthers became desperately in need of a punter after veteran Mike Scifres injured his knee during Carolina’s preseason contest Friday night. Redfern presumably will become the Browns’ starting punter, as they didn’t have anyone listed behind Lee on their depth chart.