August 23, 2014

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Browns: Punter Reggie Hodges out for year with torn Achilles’ tendon

BEREA — Browns punter Reggie Hodges suffered a season-ending, torn left Achilles’ tendon Tuesday at training camp.

Hodges took a snap in the end zone during a special teams drill, but fell to the ground as soon as he planted his left, non-kicking foot.

The fifth-year pro was unable to put any weight on his leg after being hurt and was helped onto a cart by team personnel. Team president Mike Holmgren said Hodges will undergo reconstructive surgery and be placed on injured reserve.

Cleveland does not have any other punters on its training camp roster.

Hodges joined Cleveland in the middle of the 2009 season as a replacement for injured punter (and Bay Village native) Dave Zastudil. He signed a multi-year extension with the team last winter.

Read the Wednesday edition of the Chronicle-Telegram for full details.