49ers trade punter Andy Lee to the Browns

Jun 6, 2015 at 10:32 AM--


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers have traded Pro Bowl punter Andy Lee to the Cleveland Browns for a 7th round draft pick in 2017. Yes, 2017 and not 2016.

The 49ers used a 5th round selection in this year's draft to select Clemson punter Bradley Pinion, who general manager Trent Baalke had said would offer competition for Lee. It looks as though that competition is over.

While there had been early speculation, due mainly to his college field goal experience, that Pinion might actually offer some competition for kicker Phil Dawson, he will likely start at punter for the 49ers and Lee will start for the Browns.

Lee was drafted by the 49ers in the 6th round of the 2004 NFL Draft and selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2007, 2009 and 2011 seasons. His contract with the 49ers had run through 2018.

Lee was going to count $2.55 million against this year's cap whereas Pinion will count only account for $483,550.

Lee had averaged 46.2 yards per punt during his career with the 49ers with a net average of 39.6 yards per punt.

And now, some Bradley Pinion punting highlights...









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