Greg Joseph’s days with the Cleveland Browns are over.
The Browns cut the second-year placekicker Aug. 31 after he struggled during preseason and didn’t play in the final two preseason games.
Rookie Austin Seibert, who was selected in the fifth round of this year’s draft, came on strong in the last two games, to be named the team’s placekicker.
Joseph, 24, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to Florida with his family in 2001.
He played football and soccer at Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton, Fla., and also attended American Heritage School in Delray Beach, Fla.
He graduated in 2017 from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton as the Owls’ all-time leader in field goals made, points scored, PATs made and field goals attempted. He also holds the university’s single-game records for PATs, field goals, points scored by kicking and holds the record for the Owls’ longest field goal.
He went undrafted, but soon signed with the Miami Dolphins and was in a training camp battle with fellow rookie Jason Sanders, a seventh-round pick, to be the team’s kicker in 2018. He was cut at the end of preseason by the Dolphins, and signed by the Browns on Sept. 17, 2018 – the third week of the season.