5 Cleveland Browns whose stock is down after Raiders heartbreaker

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1. Cleveland Browns K Chase McLaughlin

Cutting Chase McLaughlin is the easy thing to say, but if you do, with whom do you intend to replace him with?

The Browns practice squad kicker has never kicked in an NFL game. December isn’t the time to say, “Go get ’em, pal.”

Predictably, McLaughin muffed the second-quarter try, allowing the Browns to be shut out in the first half for the first time since 2018.

He’s now missed five field-goal tries in his last five games, while only making four. The Browns have a kicking problem and it’s unfortunate, because a win against the Packers puts the orange helmets right back in this thing.

Is anyone counting on Chase to make a big kick with the game on the line in Lambeau?

The Browns struggle enough already, especially on offense. Giving away points is something this team can’t afford to do, and that’s exactly what McLaughlin’s doing.