Reports: Browns acquire punter Andy Lee from 49ers for seventh-rounder

Saturday June 6th, 2015

The Cleveland Browns have acquired punter Andy Lee from the San Francisco 49ers for a seventh-rounder in the 2017 draft, according to multiple reports.

The trade was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter and confirmed by's Ian Rapoport.

Lee, 32, is a three-time Pro Bowler. He was made expendable by San Francisco's fifth-round selection of punter Bradley Pinion out of Clemson.

Pinion told ESPN after being drafted that the Niners told him it would be an "open competition" for the job. He averaged 41.1 yards per punt in his college career. The Browns are expected to release incumbent Spencer Lanning, who also seemed to think he was on the way outs, per a tweet.

The Niners drafted Lee in the sixth round of the 2004 draft and he'd remained with the team ever since. His career net average of 39.5 yards per punt and career gross average of 46.2 yards are both good for fifth-best in NFL history.

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