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Browns sign punter Spencer Lanning

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 13, 2013

The Browns signed punter Spencer Lanning today, the team announced.

Lanning, who signed with the Chicago Bears in 2011 as an undrafted free agent from the University of South Carolina, spent training camp with the Browns last season before being waived on Aug. 26. He also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets.

Browns punter Reggie Hodges is scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Punter Brian Stahovich also worked out for the Browns this morning, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Here is information about Lanning provided in a news release from the Browns:

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Bears on July 26, 2011, Lanning spent training camp with the Browns last season before being waived on August 26, 2012. He has also spent time with Jacksonville and the New York Jets. Lanning was a four-year letterman at the University of South Carolina (2007-10) who finished his career with 171 punts for a 42.6-yard average and 46 punts inside the 20-yard line. He also served as a kicker during his final two collegiate seasons, connecting on 34 of 44 field goal attempts and 80 of 84 PATs. A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, the 5-11, 200-pound Lanning attended York Comprehensive High School in South Carolina. He was born May 21, 1988.

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