Updated 09/25/2012 05:24 PM
Bills release Brian Moorman
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – It's not a common occurrence that the release of a punter is such big news, but Brian Moorman is the longest tenured Bill, and the only active member of the All-Time Bills Team.
Parts of 12 highly successful seasons and two Pro Bowls have come to an end, as the Bills released their punter Tuesday.
Moorman will go down as the most successful punter in franchise history, a community man very active in the PUNT foundation and Carly's Club.
But age has seemingly caught up to the 36-year-old. General Manager Buddy Nix offered this explanation:
"It's always a tough decision, especially a guy like Brian, that's been here for 12 years and had a great year with the Bills and has been kinda a staple for this organization. A lot of community service; he and his wife, they do a lot of good things. That makes it tougher, but a decision we feel like we needed to make," Nix said.
Nix also said this move was based solely on football. Moorman's production had slipped a bit and the organization feels they're better off with Florida State product Shawn Powell, who had a good showing with the Bills in training camp.