Kickers Matt Weller and Kevin Harper will work out for the Browns on Friday along with other prospects who either grew up in or played college football in the Cleveland area, their agent, John Perla, told the Beacon Journal this afternoon. Weller is a product of Ohio University and Twinsburg High School. Harper graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and Mentor High School. Both players are eligible for this year's draft, which runs April 25-27. In 2011, Weller was named the Mid-American Conference Special Teams Player of the Year. He received second-team All-MAC honors as a senior and a junior and first-team honors as a freshman. Last season, he made 23-of-31 field goals and 49-of-49 extra-point kicks. Last season, Harper made 20-of-27 field goals and 40-of-40 extra-point kicks. He also earned an invitation to the NFL Super Regional Combine, which will conclude today at Cowboys Stadium. The Browns signed kicker Brandon Bogotay last week. But the team is expected to continue to look at kickers as it tries to secure a long-term replacement for Pro Bowler Phil Dawson, who signed a one-year deal reportedly worth $2.25 million with the San Francisco 49ers last month.
Kickers Matt Weller, Kevin Harper among prospects with local ties to work out for Browns
Akron Beacon Journal | Apr 8