By the time the season is over Dave Rayner will have spent half a season with the Bills, giving him a lengthy opportunity to convince the coaching staff that he’s deserving of consideration to be the team’s kicker beyond the 2011 season.
Head coach Chan Gailey admitted between Rayner and reliable veteran Rian Lindell it won’t be an easy call.
“I think any guy that comes in whether it’s a tight end that we signed here late or an offensive lineman like last year when we got Kraig Urbik and Erik Pears, they worked their way into getting invited back for the next year and trying to get them back as a part of the team,” Gailey told Buffalobills.com. ”Dave has done a good job and we do have a tough decision to make. Buddy (Nix) and I will sit down at the end of the year when it’s all said and done and look at the direction we need to go with that position as well as all the other positions.”
Both Rayner and Lindell are unrestricted free agents after this season. Lindell is the most accurate kicker in team history.
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