Inside The Bills

Moorman, Powell: the decision

Posted by Chris Brown on September 25, 2012 – 5:49 pm

Brian Moorman beat out rookie Shawn Powell for the punter’s job on final cutdown day in early September, but one might wonder just how close the battle was now that Powell has replaced him for that very same job just three and a half weeks later. Buddy Nix addressed that very issue Tuesday afternoon.

“At that time we thought we made the right move and today we felt we did,” said Nix, who chose not to get into the specifics of the decision. “It’s no reflection on Brian, he’s done a great job here. It’s just… we’re moving on.”

The upside of Powell may have been too difficult for Buffalo’s decision makers to ignore. Nix and his personnel staff often focus on adding players to their roster that they believe are on the ascent. Powell was a player the Bills actually considered drafting late this past spring let alone bring in as an undrafted free agent.

Nix did not say whether Powell would handle holding duties this Sunday on field goal attempts, saying that will be up to Chan and his coaching staff to decide. Moorman had been Rian Lindell’s holder.

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