York did not attempt a field goal and converted both extra-point kicks in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Steelers in Week 18.
Analysis: York had a quiet season finale but finished the season on a high note, making all eight kicks over the final three weeks. It was an uneven season for the rookie, who became a legend in training but made just 75 percent (24 of 32) of field-goal attempts. The Browns spent fourth-round draft capital on the LSU product, and while he may not have solidified the kicking game as envisioned, they expect him to be their kicker in 2023.
Jan 9, 2023 6:40 AM EST
York converted his lone field-goal attempts and all three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 24-10 win over Washington in Week 17.
Analysis: York gave the Browns a 3-0 first-quarter lead when he buried a 37-yarder. Later in the quarter, he booted chip shot from 25 yards, but Washington was offside on the play. That prompted head head coach Kevin Stefanski to bring the offense back to go for it on 4th-and goal from the 3-yard line, but Washington stopped them on downs.
Jan 2, 2023 6:56 AM EST
York converted his lone field-goal attempt and extra-point try in Saturday's 17-10 loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: York connected from 30 yards but was not given a shot at longer kicks on a brutally cold day in Cleveland. Two drives ended on the Saints' side of the field, but attempts would have been from 59 and 60 yards. The Browns have averaged 11 points over the last three games, which suggests York is not a good option for fantasy teams still in the hunt.
Dec 26, 2022 5:50 AM EST
York made two of four field-goal attempts and one extra-point kick in Saturday's 13-3 win over Baltimore.
Analysis: York was in position for a big day but missed from 38 and 46 yards on successive possessions in the fourth quarter. Fortunately for the Browns, the rookie kicker's miscues had no impact. York's made just 73 percent (22 of 30) of his field-goal attempts and missed a total of 10 kicks this season.
Dec 18, 2022 6:22 PM EST
York pleaded with coaches to let him attempt a 68-yard field goal in last week's loss to the Bengals, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "If I'm asking for the kick, I think I can make it," York said.
Analysis: The Browns were at the 50-yard line and trailing, 13-3, with time running out in the first half. When quarterback Deshaun Watson spiked the ball to stop the clock, York lobbied to try the kick, but head coach Kevin Stefanski opted for a Hail Mary pass, which was unsuccessful. The rookie placekicker has converted four of seven attempts from beyond the 50, including a 58-yarder, and had a 60-yard effort blocked against the Ravens in October. York conceded never attempting a kick from 68 yards in pre-game warmups, but he felt confident he could make it.
Dec 17, 2022 9:01 AM EST
York converted his lone field-goal attempt and extra-point kick in Sunday's 23-10 loss to Cincinnati.
Analysis: York's make was shortie from 26 yards, and the rookie's four-point week tied a season low. The Browns were in position for three points on their opening drive, but head coach Kevin Stefanski opted to go for it but the play failed to produce a first down. York ranks 17th among placekickers with 88 points through 14 games (6.8 PPG).
Dec 12, 2022 5:16 AM EST
York converted two of two field-goal attempts and three of three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 27-14 win over Houston.
Analysis: York had been wobbly over the previous five weeks, converting just six of 10 field goals, so Sunday's effort was a welcome relief. The 2022 fourth-round pick was viewed as someone that could stabilize the position, which had burned through kickers since 2019, but there have been moments of uncertainty.
Dec 5, 2022 6:02 AM EST
York converted one of two field-goal attempts and two of two extra-point kicks in Sunday's 23-17 overtime win over Tampa Bay in Week 12.
Analysis: York connected from 51 yards in the first quarter -- his fourth conversion on seven tries from 50-plus yards -- then followed up by going wide left from 38 yards two drives later. The rookie kicker had been a darling of training camp, mostly because of his distance, but York has had three kicks blocked and failed to convert on at least one kick in four of the last five games. Only one of misses can be viewed as costing the Browns a game, and while the preseason bloom has withered, York is way down the list of issues contributing to Cleveland's 4-7 record.
Nov 28, 2022 5:00 AM EST
York converted one of two field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Bills in Week 11.
Analysis: York had a 34-yard attempt blocked, the third time in four weeks he's had a field goal tipped. He leads all kickers with three attempts blocked, which may be an issue the Browns want to investigate. The team may want to determine if there are protection issues on the line, or if York's trajectory is contributing to the blocks.
Nov 21, 2022 6:11 AM EST
York successfully converted his lone field-goal attempt and two extra-point tries in Sunday's 39-17 loss to the Dolphins in Week 10.
Analysis: York did his part in the loss, making all the opportunities he was allotted, but there was little a placekicker could do for the Browns in Week 10. Cleveland spent the entire second half down by two or three scores.
Nov 14, 2022 6:00 AM EST
York converted one of two field-goal attempts and all three extra-point tries in Monday's 32-13 win over Cincinnati in Week 8.
Analysis: York had a kick blocked for a second consecutive week. His first try, from 53 yards out, was blocked by B.J. Hill. In last week's loss to the Ravens, York had a 60-yard boot deflected. The rookie kicker later redeemed himself with a 55-yard field goal.
Nov 1, 2022 6:38 AM EST
York converted two of three field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Baltimore in Week 7.
Analysis: York was sent on the field just prior to the two-minute warning for a 55-yard attempt, but an illegal motion penalty on Michael Dunn pushed it back another five yards. The 60-yarder was blocked, scuttling Cleveland's chances. For what it's worth, replays didn't indicate Dunn moved much, if at all, and a case could be made that the Ravens jumped into the neutral zone, triggering the motion, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said he didn't get a good explanation from officials, who huddled for a lengthy period of time before ruling on the infraction, and will seek a better one from the league. York has 16 field-goal attempts in 2022, eighth most in the NFL.
Oct 24, 2022 5:00 AM EST
York converted three of three field-goal attempts in Sunday's 38-15 loss to the Patriots in Week 6.
Analysis: York made kicks from 39, 48 and 51 yards in what was a nice bounce back week after the rookie placekicker missed two field goals in a two-point loss in Week 5. He was not given a chance at an extra-point kick, as the Browns opted to go for two points after their lone touchdown.
Oct 16, 2022 7:03 PM EST
Browns special teams coach Mike Priefer believes York will be "fine" after the rookie placekicker missed two field goals in Week 5's 30-28 loss to the Chargers, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "He's in a good place mentally, he kicked the ball really well [Wednesday], he's never really lost his confidence. He's just as disappointed as any one of us, as any one of our fans," Priefer said.
Analysis: Priefer and head coach Kevin Stefanski lived through a similar situation in 2018 with the Vikings, who had drafted Daniel Carlson in the fifth round (167th overall). Carlson missed three kicks in a game, including two in overtime, and was released after just two games. Carlson has since become a steady-footed kicker for the Raiders and led the league in points and field goals made last season. York will get a longer leash as a result of the coaches' experience with Carlson. "We did not handle that situation very well. We did not help Daniel mentally. He was probably not as strong as Cade at that age. I know he is now, he's doing a great job, he's a great kicker," the coach explained. York and the Browns host the Patriots in Week 6.
Oct 14, 2022 6:45 AM EST
York missed both of his field-goal attempts and converted all four extra-point kicks in Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Chargers in Week 5.
Analysis: York pushed a 45-yarder wide right at the end of the first half, then he went wide right from 54 yards with 11 seconds left in the game. He made quite the splash in training camp, preseason games and when he nailed a 58-yarder in Week 1 for the win, but the love he's felt may be waning. Since that Week 1 game-winner, York has missed two extra-point tries, and Week 5's two missed field goals stood out in a two-point loss. There was more beyond the missed kicks that contributed to Sunday's loss, but the rookie placekicker should feel some heat this week.
Oct 10, 2022 6:13 AM EST
York converted two of two field-goal attempts and both extra-point kicks in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Atlanta in Week 4.
Analysis: York returned to being perfect after missing extra points in each of the last two weeks. The rookie kicker could have had a third field goal, but head coach Kevin Stefanski went for seven points on 4th-and-goal from the four-yard line on the first drive of the game, which ended with an incomplete pass. York is a perfect 8-for-8 on field goals and has 33 points through four weeks.
Oct 3, 2022 6:29 AM EST
York converted his lone field-goal attempt and two of three extra-point tries in Thursday's 29-17 win over Pittsburgh in Week 3.
Analysis: York's miss clanged off the upright and was his second in as many weeks. Last week's miss was not the sole reason for last week's loss to the Jets, but it was part a team-wide collapse. The rookie kicker was not given a chance for a second field goal just before halftime, when the Browns decided to go for it on 4th-and-2 at the Pittsburgh 31. York has 27 points through three games.
Sep 23, 2022 6:35 AM EST
York made one of one field-goal attempts and three of four extra-point kicks in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Jets in Week 2.
Analysis: While the margin of defeat represents the missed extra-point attempt, the Browns' loss was a team-wide breakdown in all phases of the game. York's missed kick left the Browns with a 30-17 lead with 1:55 left, and New York had no timeouts left. The Jets needed a defensive breakdown and special team's inability to recover an onside kick. That all happened after Nick Chubb scored a touchdown instead of kneeling before the end zone, which would have given the Browns an opportunity to take three snaps and run out the game with a 24-17 win. The missed kick was York's first in the regular season, but the rookie has been very good since he arrived in camp, including the winning 58-yard boot in Week 1.
Sep 19, 2022 6:16 AM EST
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