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Punter Joseph Charlton returns after spending last offseason with Browns

The Browns will have the same punting competition for the second straight year.

Joseph Charlton (6-foot-5, 190 pounds) was signed Monday, the team announced. He spent last offseason and training camp with the Browns before Corey Bojorquez won the job.

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Bojorquez, 26, averaged 48.5 yards on 61 punts last season, which ranked ninth in the NFL. He had a long of 76 yards.


His 40.5 net was tied for 23rd, and he was tied for 19th with 23 punts inside the 20-yard line. He had seven touchbacks.

Charlton, 26, didn’t play in the league last year but has kicked in 22 games. He’s averaged 44.3 gross and 39.9 net on 69 punts with 29 inside the 20.

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