Inside The Bills

Lindell not bitter about release

Posted by Chris Brown on December 5, 2013 – 9:56 am

The Bills will be facing their most accurate kicker in team history this Sunday, as Rian Lindell will be kicking for Tampa Bay on Sunday, but the veteran kicker is anything but bitter about moving on from Buffalo this past summer.

Lindell was released by the team when they chose to go with sixth-round draft pick Dustin Hopkins as their place kicker. Hopkins then suffered a groin injury five days before the season opener and Dan Carpenter has kicked for the Bills ever since.

An 83 percent kicker with the Bills, Lindell has struggled of late, with four misses in his last three games, but he has no problem the decision the team made to release him during final cuts.

“I have no one to blame but me, the way I see it,” Lindell told the Tampa Bay Times. “The organization gave me so much. I don’t have any ill will toward anybody. If I would have made my kicks and hit my kickoffs better, things might have been different, but that’s on me.”


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