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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 throughout training camp but has battled consistency issues. In two preseason games, Hopkins has been on target with four field goals and three extra points.
Lindell's time in Buffalo had appeared to be coming to an end. The Bills have drafted kickers in each of the past two drafts with the selections of Hopkins and former Western Michigan kicker John Potter.
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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...
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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...
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 […]
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...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed veteran kicker Rian Lindell and waived linebacker Joe Holland.
Lindell spent the past 10 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, where he ranked second in franchise history with 225 field goals made and 980 points scored.
The Bucs signed the veteran of 13 seasons because pre-training camp acquisition Lawrence Tynes has a toe injury that has prevented...
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...
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...
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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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.
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According to the Buffalo Bills team website, the franchise has released longtime kicker Ryan Lindell Monday morning.
Lindell, who a year and a half ago signed a four year, $11 million extension, was given his walking papers not to much surprise. Buffalo chose kicker Dustin Hopkins in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, putting the writing on the wall for Lindell’s termination...
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,...
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.
PewterReport.com can confirm an earlier report from FOXSports 1's Alex Marvez...
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...