Bills re-sign P Brian Moorman to 1-year deal

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm •  Published: January 10, 2014
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Punter Brian Moorman never envisioned he'd get a second chance to play for the Buffalo Bills before he re-signed with the team in October.

Now he's getting a shot at a 14th season in Buffalo after signing a one-year contract extension on Friday.

"I've been kind of at a loss for words since I got back," Moorman said by phone. "It means the world to me. I'd obviously love to finish my career as a Buffalo Bill. And to have that opportunity now is great."

Moorman was signed to the NFL veteran minimum of $955,000, plus a roster bonus.

The signing comes two weeks after the Bills (6-10) closed their season, and after general manager Doug Whaley indicated he was preparing to open talks to re-sign Moorman.

The contract represents a vote of confidence for the two-time Pro Bowl selection. Moorman was cut by the Bills and replaced by Shawn Powell in September 2012 after falling out of favor with former special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven.

Moorman, who was unsigned after finishing last season with Dallas, then got a shot to prove himself once more in Buffalo under first-year coordinator Danny Crossman after Powell was cut.

In 11 games, Moorman finished 30th in the NFL with 36.6 net yards per punt, which was still more than a yard better than Powell's average through five games. Moorman landed 16 punts inside opponents' 20, upping his career total to 281, which ranks fourth among active players.