Found August 19, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
BY NICK ST. DENISRian Lindell needed just a handful of field goals and a few more extra points to become the Buffalo Bills' all-time scoring leader. He'll have to settle for No. 2 behind former kicker Steve Christie.The Bills announced Monday they released the 36-year-old kicker. Lindell amassed 980 points in 10 years with Buffalo after spending his first three seasons in Seattle.His departure from the Bills, however, was pretty much imminent after the team drafted Dustin Hopkins in the sixth round of this year's draft.Hopkins showed enough through training camp and the first part of the preseason to make the Bills feel comfortable about releasing their longest-tenured player. Lindell reportedly was more accurate at the start of the positional battle but Hopkins caught up over the summer.Lindell made 21 of 24 field goal attempts in 2012, though he was incredibly weak on kickoffs. He could potentially sign on with a team that has a kickoff specialist, but he won't mak...

Bucs sign veteran kicker Rian Lindell

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the signing of 13-year veteran kicker Rian Lindell.  Lindell (6-3, 227) joins the Buccaneers after spending the past 10 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, where he holds franchise records in field goal percentage (83.3), consecutive PAT’s made (225), field goal percentage in a single season (92.0) and consecutive field goals made (18). He...

Bills release longtime kicker Rian Lindell

src="" alt="20130819-085527.jpg" class="alignnone size-full" /> The Buffalo Bills have released kicker Rian Lindell. The move was confirmed by the team on twitter Monday morning. Lindell, 36, was given a four-year deal worth $11 million just a year and a half ago but the Bills have opted to...

Bills Cut Long Time Kicker Rian Lindell

Even the most accomplished careers eventually come to an end.   Today, the Buffalo Bills released their longest tenured player, K Rian Lindell. Lindell had led the team in scoring for the past 10 seasons and was the most accurate kicker in team history with a FG% of 83.3%. Signed in 2003 as a free agent. He holds the team record for FG%  from inside 20 yards (100% T-1st). He...

My ode to Rian Lindell

I'm waiting for a package at my crib, so, I'm bored and decided to blog about Rian Lindell. Yeah, I'm Mr. Overkill over here. The Bills cut Lindell. Not exactly shocking as when you draft a kicker they normally are going to win the job. Lindell only has about 2-3 years left based on age and when you kick in Buffalo, you could probably shave a year or two off when...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign K Rian Lindell

Heading into the 2013 preseason, place kicker was not a position of need for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa had Conner Barth on the roster, a kicker who converted 28 of 33 field goals last season, going six of nine from 50 yards or more. Barth was perfect on extra point attempts as well, miking 39 of 39. The position became an area of serious concern when Barth ruptured his Achilles...

Hopkins to replace Lindell

The Buffalo Bills have released longtime kicker Rian Lindell. The 36-year-old Lindell spent the last 10 years in Buffalo and is the most accurate kicker in Bills history with a field goal percentage of 83.3 percent. The release means that rookie Dustin Hopkins has won Buffalo's kicking competition. Hopkins, chosen 177th overall, has displayed a much stronger leg than Lindell...

Bucs grab Rian Lindell one day after release from Bills

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Rian Lindell Released by Bills

Longtime Bills kicker Rian Lindell was cut on Monday.Fantasy Spin:Buffalo has decided to give sixth-round draft pick Dustin Hopkins a chance to win the starting job. Lindell nailed 21 of his 24 attempts last season but the longest kick he made was only from 50 yards out. The 36-year-old should catch on with a new team pretty quickly.

Bills release kicker Rian Lindell

The Buffalo Bills have released kicker Rian Lindell, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bills announced they released veteran K Rian Lindell. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 19, 2013 It looks like rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins will be the Bills kicker this season.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Bills release kicker Rian Lindell appeared...

Ex-Bills K Lindell agrees with Bucs

Ex-Buffalo Bills kicker Rian Lindell agreed to a contract Tuesday night with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a team source. Lindell and ex-Cowboys kicker David Buehler were two of the specialists the Buccaneers had scheduled for Thursday tryouts. That competition was canceled with Lindell set to join the team. The Bucs want to provide competition for first-year kicker Derek...

Welcome to the NFL Dustin Hopkins, Your offficially the Bills kicker; Lindell released

If you are looking for a fantasy football kicker, one just came available. Dustin Hopkins was named the starting kicker of the Buffalo Bills today when Rian Lindell the 10 year NFL vet was released. Hopkins was the highest rated kicker in this year’s draft and the Buffalo Bills wanted to bring in competition for […]

Report: Buccaneers Agree To Terms With K Rian Lindell

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that the Buccaneers have agreed to sign K Rian Lindell. Mike Garafolo tweets that the decision to sign Lindell is a pretty good indication that they intend to place Lawrence Tynes on season-ending IR. Tampa Bay also brought in former Cowboys K David Buehler for a workout on Tuesday. The Buccaneers still have Derek Dimke on their roster,...

Bucs Add Former Bills Kicker Rian Lindell

While Tampa Bay placekicker Derek Dimke has performed well as Connor Barth’s replacement since Barth was lost for the season with an Achilles injury the Bucs may not be comfortable heading into 2013 with a first-year kicker lined up to hit a potential game-winning last-second field goal this season. can confirm an earlier report from FOXSports 1's Alex Marvez...

Bubble Watch Updated

Last week I thought that three players were on the bubble who the Bills might regret cutting. Of course that was before Buffalo released long time kicker Rian Lindell (which I predicted), and LB Nigel Bradham was cited for marijuana possession. Continued drug busts and off the field issues can get even the best of players assigned to bubble watch but, since this is a first offense...
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