Buccaneers sign veteran kicker Rian Lindell

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed veteran kicker Rian Lindell, two days after the Mountain View High School grad was cut by the Buffalo Bills.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 him from kicking this preseason.With Tynes out, Derek Dimke has handled the kicking duties in practice and is five for five on field goal attempts through two exhibition games.Lindel has also played for the Seattle Seahawks. He’s made 81 percent of his field goal attempts and 401 of 402 extra points during his NFL career.On Wednesday, the Bills’ official website posted an open letter from Lindell to Bills fans:Bills Nation,Thank you, Bills fans, for all the support I’ve received over the years and over the last few days. I always tried to remember the people I represented every time I put the Bills uniform on. Over the years, I’ve truly enjoyed hearing the many stories Bills fans had to share from Sundays at the Ralph.last_img

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