September 25, 2012
A member of the Bills 50th All-Time team and holder of the highest gross punting average (43.92) and net punting average (37.5) in team history, Brian Moorman, in a move that surprised the team’s fan base, has been released by the Bills.
A team captain for each of the last seven seasons, Moorman, a two-time Pro Bowl punter saw his career with the Bills come to a close Tuesday two days after appearing in his 179th career game at Cleveland, good for sixth most in franchise history.
Moorman was also the longest tenured player on Buffalo's roster after winning the punting job in 2001 following a successful stint in NFL Europe. Moorman went to high school in Sedgwick, Kansas and played college football at Pittsburg State.
Buffalo replaced Moorman on their roster with the rookie he competed with in training camp, Shawn Powell. The Florida State product certainly has talent as evidenced by his gross punting average of 47 yards for the 2011 season, which led the nation and helped earn him 1st Team All-American honors.
Powell (6’4”, 248) had a good preseason statistically with the Bills this past summer with a gross punting average of 44.8 and a net punting average of 40.4. Of his 14 punts in the preseason five were downed inside the 20-yard line and another four were fair catches.
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