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Browns reportedly cut K Cade York and trade for Chargers K Dustin Hopkins

Cade York's time with the Browns is over. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)
Cade York's time with the Browns is done. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

The Cleveland Browns have swapped kickers ahead of the 2023 season.

Cleveland reportedly cut kicker Cade York, according to ESPN's Brad Stainbrook, and traded a 2025 seventh-round pick to the Los Angeles Chargers for kicker Dustin Hopkins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

York did not have a good preseason with the Browns. He only converted 4 of 8 field-goal attempts, including two misses on potential game-winning kicks against the Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 18. Cleveland drafted York in the fourth round out of LSU in 2022.

He kicked in all 17 games for the Browns and hit 24 of 32 field-goal attempts and 35 of 37 extra points last season

Hopkins, meanwhile, kicked in the first six games last season after signing a three-year extension with the Chargers. He went 9-for-10 on field goals before he injured his hamstring in Week 6 despite converting a game-winning field goal on "Monday Night Football." Hopkins went on to miss the rest of the season. Los Angeles replaced Hopkins with Cameron Dicker, who had his own 2022 season heroics.