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The Browns Are Reportedly Expected To Make A Change At Kicker

A Cleveland Browns helmet sitting on the field.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Browns lost in devastating fashion on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Saints in New Orleans. Cleveland can place a lot of the blame for yesterday's loss on its kicker, Zane Gonzalez.

Gonzalez missed two field goals and two extra points on Sunday. He missed a go-ahead extra point with about a minute left and then missed a game-tying field goal as the game clock was close to expiring.

It was as brutal a performance as you can have as an NFL kicker, really.

Gonzalez owned up to his game while speaking to reporters after the loss.

“I had more than enough opportunities,” Gonzalez said. “I let the team down, I let the city down. It's on me.”

Gonzalez said his teammates were supportive of his after the loss, too.

“They're helping me out as much as they can. They're being good teammates about it,” he said. “At the end of the day, I know I let the team down. That's on me.”

Gonzalez, though, isn't expected to stick around in Cleveland. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Browns are expected to make a change this week.

"To no one’s surprise, Browns are expected to change kickers this week, per league source," Schefter reports.

The Browns are reportedly working out multiple veteran kickers today, too. NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo reports that the Browns are working out Blair Walsh and Cairo Santos.

The Browns are off to an 0-1-1 start this season. Cleveland tied Pittsburgh in Week 1.