This is a 2016 photo of Andy Lee of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. This image reflects the Cleveland Browns active roster as of Thursday, May 12, 2016 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)
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August 29, 2016

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Browns have traded punter Andy Lee to Carolina after he failed to attempt a tackle in an exhibition loss.

Lee pulled up near the sideline and made no effort to bring down Buccaneers return man Adam Humphries, who brought back a punt 73 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter of Tampa Bay's 30-13 win on Friday. When he came to the sideline, Lee, a three-time Pro Bowler with San Francisco, was met by Browns coach Hue Jackson, who angrily voiced his displeasure.

The Browns sent Lee to the Panthers for punter Kasey Redfern and a 2018 fourth-round pick.

Lee was acquired via trade from the 49ers last season. He appeared in all 16 games and punted 70 times, putting 25 inside the 20-yard line. His gross average of 46.7 yards and 40.1 net were Browns single-season records.

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