Bills will go with rookie Tyler Bass as they release veteran kicker Stephen Hauschka


Buffalo Bills’ Corey Bojorquez (9) holds as place kicker Stephen Hauschka (4) kicks the ball during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Bills special teams coordinator Heath Farwell called the kicking competition a “classic training camp match-up” and now that has ended.

The Bills have released veteran kicker Stephen Hauschka so they’ll go with the young leg, rookie Tyler Bass.

The Bills move on from Hauschka after three seasons with Buffalo. It’s not surprising they made this move given they drafted a young, strong leg with Bass and Hauschka struggled last season, specifically from long range. He went 1-for-5 on field goal attempts form 50 yards or longer.

Hauschka also had a rough start to last season, missing five of his 13 field goal attempts in the first nine games of the year (plus an extra point). He did finish strong though only missing one field goal on his 15 attempts the rest of the season.

So now they go with Bass who they drafted in the sixth-round out of Georgia Southern and he’s shown his ability to hit from long distances.

It appears the punter competition is over as well. The Bills also released Lachlan Edwards, left with Corey Bojorquez.

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