Garrett Hartley K CLE 2 months ago5 Comments

The Browns have waived Hartley, the team's official site reports.

With the move, the team now rosters kickers Travis Coons and Carey Spear, with Marvin Kloss set to try out during the Browns' rookie minicamp, reports. "That position is wide open," special teams coordinator Chris Tabor has noted. "That's a heavy competition right there right now...Hopefully someone takes the lead, and then when they do they'll be our guy."

Garrett Hartley K CLE 6 months ago

Hartley kicked a 38-yard field goal and converted his only extra point attempt in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Hartley didn't make a major impact during the final three games of the season, but he didn't miss any kicks either. He'll likely once again find himself in search of a new home in advance of 2015.

Garrett Hartley K CLE 6 months ago

Hartley converted field goals of 43 and 31 yards, along with one extra point attempt, in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Hartley hasn't missed a field goal as a Brown, but considering the team's offensive struggles, he likely isn't the greatest option when it comes to fantasy kickers.

Garrett Hartley K CLE 7 months ago

Hartley did not record a field goal or extra point attempt in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Fantasy owners might as well have started Billy Cundiff in this one, as the result would have been exactly the same. Hartley will presumably serve as the field goal kicker for the team's final two games, but if the Cleveland offense continues to prove unable to move the football, there won't be much fantasy value to find here.

Garrett Hartley K CLE 7 months ago

Hartley is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

In case you missed the news of Billy Cundiff (knee) being cut on Saturday, know that Hartley will kick for Cleveland in this game.

Garrett Hartley K CLE 7 months ago

Cleveland signed Hartley on Saturday, Cleveland Plain Dealer writer Mary Kay Cabot reports.

Hartley was brought in to replace the injured and ineffective Billy Cundiff (knee). Cut by New Orleans in December of 2013, Hartley has a career field goal percentage of 81.2, though he made just 73.3 percent of his kicks for the Saints last year.

Garrett Hartley K CLE 2 years ago7 Comments

Saints waived K Garrett Hartley.

Garrett Hartley K CLE 2 years ago

Coach Sean Payton didn't rule out benching K Garrett Hartley for Week 16.

In the Week 15 loss at St. Louis, Hartley had a 36-yard field goal blocked and simply shanked a 26-yarder late in the game. He's now just 22-of-30 on the season, a mark that puts him 30th in the league in accuracy. Fantasy owners should be looking for more reliable options than Hartley even if Payton chooses to stay the course.

Garrett Hartley K CLE 2 years ago

Garrett Hartley went 3-of-3 on field goals in Sunday's 23-20 Week 11 win over the 49ers.

Hartley came into the game having missed four of his last six attempts. But he was clutch in this one, making all three kicks with under eight minutes remaining in a close game. It should be a big boost of confidence for Hartley, who will be one of fantasy's best kicking options in the Week 12 Thursday night game at Atlanta.

Garrett Hartley K CLE 2 years ago

Garrett Hartley has missed four of his last six field-goal attempts.

The Saints worked out five kickers this week in an effort to update their emergency list -- and send Hartley a message in the process. He missed a 37-yarder against the Cowboys on Sunday night. "My leg feels great," he said. "I'm striking a clean ball. Bouncing back, even after a game like [last Sunday's], when obviously I didn't strike the ball well and I know why. It's a simple fix." Hartley will still be a top-10 fantasy kicking option this week thanks to the Saints offense and the friendly confines of the Superdome.