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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 go with rookie Dustin Hopkins this
season. In April’s NFL Draft the Bills used their sixth round pick
to draft Hopkins. He will replace Lindell who was the Bills kicker
dating back to the 2003 season. Last season Lindell was 21-of-24 on
field goal attempts but has never displayed an especially strong
leg from longer then 50-yards. Given his reputation he should be
able to find work at some point in the season.
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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.
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