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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:07:10 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Lawrence Tynes (toe) has returned to his home in Kansas City, where he's receiving additional treatment for his case of MRSA. RB Brandon Jacobs tweeted that Tynes has received a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line. A PICC line is used when the patient is expected to receive antibiotics for more than a few days and allows him to return home yet still receive IV treatment, which can last for weeks or even months. The team seems likely to place him on the non-football-injury list to begin the season.
Fantasy Tip: Rian Lindell is the Bucs' kicker for now. Nick Folk or Dan Carpenter is likely to be looking for work soon, too, though. Last year the Bucs generated a decent run of opportunities for their booter, so the name could eventually matter for those who recycle.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:30:21 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms with free-agent PK Rian Lindell (Bills) Tuesday, Aug. 20, according to a team source.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 05:53:19 -0700
The Buffalo Bills released PK Rian Lindell. PK Dustin Hopkins will handle the kicking this season.
Fantasy Tip: Hopkins is a sneaky play early in the season before the bad weather hits. The offense will go as C.J. Spiller goes. They could have some firepower that could lead the Bills into field-goal territory often. Hopkins makes a good matchup play and worthy of watching on your waiver wire.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:34:28 -0700
Buffalo Bills PKs Rian Lindell and Dustin Hopkins haven't separated themselves in the competition at place kicker this preseason. Each kicker attempted 12 field goals in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14; Lindell was 11-for-12 with a miss coming from 45 yards and Hopkins was 10-for-12 with his misses coming from 35 yards and 47 yards. Hopkins has great leg strength but is trying to fix his approach and follow through.
Fantasy Tip: Lindell is the favorite to win the job, but based on his performance thus far and the uncertainty surrounding the team's QB position, it wouldn't be wise to select him as your PK in your fantasy draft.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 09:12:48 -0700
Buffalo Bills PK Dustin Hopkins said he knows he has to improve his field goal accuracy if he wants to beat out PK Rian Lindell for the team's kicker job. "Just accuracy, consistency," Hopkins said. "It's the typical things, finishing downfield, keeping my hips square. A lot like a golf swing, just trying to fine tune those small things that make you successful."
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:30:02 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone has not ruled out the idea of keeping PKs Rian Lindell and Dustin Hopkins on the final roster. Lindell was more accurate on field goal during offseason workouts, but Hopkins has a stronger leg for kickoffs.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:04:16 -0700
Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell may have to compete with PK Dustin Hopkins for the kicker job during training camp.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:50:33 -0700
Buffalo Bills PK John Potter could very well make the 53-man roster as a kickoff specialist. Even though he successfully converted a 59-yard field goal in practice Tuesday, July 31, PK Rian Lindell is considered safe.
Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:08:16 -0700
The Buffalo Bills drafted PK John Potter in the seventh round of the NFL Draft, but he is not likely to push PK Rian Lindell for the placekicking duties. Potter is viewed as a kickoff specialist.
Wed, 08 Feb 2012 10:49:34 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Buffalo Bills re-signed PK Rian Lindell to a four-year deal worth around $11 million.
Sat, 04 Feb 2012 08:36:30 -0800
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell will receive around $3 million a season with his new contract but the length of the contract is unknown at this point.
Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:57:00 -0800
The Buffalo Bills and impending free-agent PK Rian Lindell have reached an agreement on a contract that will keep him in Buffalo. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent March 13, but the two sides worked out an agreement. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Sat, 14 Jan 2012 13:05:22 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent PK Rian Lindell this offseason.
Sat, 17 Dec 2011 13:02:55 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the team will have to decide whether to re-sign PK Dave Rayner or PK Rian Lindell this offseason. Both will be unrestricted free agents after the season.
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:52:15 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he believes PK Rian Lindell (groin) will be able to kick in Week 15 even though he has been dealing with a groin injury.
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:46:44 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have placed PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:40:54 -0800
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd (shin), TE Scott Chandler (ankle), PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) and CB Aaron Williams (calf) each were unable to practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Sun, 04 Dec 2011 08:42:43 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have declared LB Antonio Coleman, WR Derek Hagan, SS George Wilson, WR Kamar Aiken, DL Kyle Moore, PK Rian Lindell, OT Sam Young inactive for Week 13.
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:10:54 -0800
Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 2, but is doubtful for Week 13.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:27:31 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) likely will be held out Week 13 to allow his injured shoulder another week to heal.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:00:14 -0800
Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (shoulder) and PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 1.
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:51:51 -0800
Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) and WR Naaman Roosevelt (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:35:34 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) could do some kicking during practice this week. Gailey said the concern for Lindell is tackling during kickoffs.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 08:47:31 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have declared OT Demetrius Bell, WR Derek Hagan, SS George Wilson, DL Kyle Moore, WR Naaman Roosevelt, PK Rian Lindell, DL Torell Troup inactive for Week 12.
Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:13:11 -0800
Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell (shoulder), WR Naaman Roosevelt (shoulder) and S George Wilson (back) did not practice Friday, Nov. 25, and have been ruled out for Week 12.
Thu, 24 Nov 2011 13:06:27 -0800
Buffalo Bills WR Naaman Roosevelt (shoulder), CB Terrence McGee (knee), SS George Wilson (neck) and PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 24.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:53:22 -0800
Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell (shoulder), S George Wilson (neck), WR David Nelson (illness) and WR Naaman Roosevelt (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Sun, 20 Nov 2011 08:37:13 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have declared OT Demetrius Bell, SS George Wilson, RB Joshua Nesbitt, DL Kyle Moore, TE Lee Smith, CB Reggie Corner, PK Rian Lindell inactive for Week 11.
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:27:32 -0800
Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell (shoulder), LB Chris White (knee) and C Eric Wood (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 18, and have been ruled out for Week 11.
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 08:41:47 -0800
Buffalo Bills SS George Wilson (neck, shoulder) and PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) are not taking part in practice Friday, Nov. 18.
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:28:47 -0800
Buffalo Bills DL Spencer Johnson (calf), PK Rian Lindell (shoulder), WR David Nelson (ankle), LB Chris White (knee), S George Wilson (neck) and OL Eric Wood (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 16.
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:42:46 -0800
Buffalo Bills WR David Nelson (ankle), OT Erik Pears (groin), DE Spencer Johnson (shoulder), SS George Wilson (neck) and PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:08:41 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he does not expect PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) to be able to play in Week 11.
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 08:43:07 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have declared CB Aaron Williams, LB Chris Kelsay, OT Demetrius Bell, TE Mike Caussin, CB Reggie Corner, PK Rian Lindell, OT Sam Young inactive for Week 10.
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:48:16 -0800
Buffalo Bills OT Demetrius Bell (shoulder), LB Chris Kelsay (calf) and PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 11, and have been ruled out for Week 10.
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:50:25 -0800
Buffalo Bills OT Demetrius Bell (shoulder), LB Chris Kelsay (calf) and PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 10.
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 10:20:26 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said there is a chance PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) will be able to return before the end of the regular season. Gailey said Lindell is considered week-to-week at this point.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 10:31:20 -0800
Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) is reportedly dealing with a broken bone in his right shoulder and could miss anywhere from two to six weeks, depending on his pain threshold and performance limitations.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:51:37 -0800
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) is expected to miss four to six weeks due to a shoulder injury, according to a team source.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 14:21:11 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said the injury to PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) is "not good," and the team will try out kickers this week. Lindell will not play in Week 10, but it isn't known if the injury is season-ending.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 07:45:47 -0800
Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) suffered a right shoulder injury in the team's Week 9 game. Lindell had further testing on the shoulder after the game and didn't know if the injury was significant enough to keep him out of the lineup for Week 10.
Sun, 22 May 2011 13:17:16 -0700
Buffalo Bills P Brian Moorman said during a radio interview that he has been working out with PK Rian Lindell during the lockout.
Sun, 07 Nov 2010 14:17:26 -0800
Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell missed an extra point in Week 9, which ended a streak of 321 consecutive successful extra points, according to The Associated Press. Lindell's streak was the fourth longest in NFL history.
Sat, 20 Feb 2010 13:25:48 -0800
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills special teams coach Bruce DeHaven said he has been impressed with how PK Rian Lindell has developed since entering the league. "I think that Rian has really developed since he's come into the league. His accuracy has improved dramatically from his first year in the league and he's done a nice job of that. He's an above average kickoff guy. It looks like he's good enough where you could work with him as a kickoff guy," DeHaven said.
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:45:15 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell had eight points during the team's Week 7 game. Lindell now has 674 points with the team and sole possession of second place on the team's all-time list behind former PK Steve Christie.
Sun, 09 Aug 2009 22:07:27 -0700
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell converted all three of his field-goal attempts Sunday, Aug. 9, including a 52-yard field goal.
Sun, 21 Dec 2008 13:56:06 -0800
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell made all three of his field goal attempts in the team's Week 16 game.
Sun, 23 Nov 2008 12:04:02 -0800
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell made all four of his field goals in the team's Week 12 game.
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 11:16:20 -0800
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance Week 13. He made five field goals in the game, including a game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter.
Sun, 02 Dec 2007 16:47:29 -0800
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell converted five field goals to help give the Bills a 17-16 victory over the Washington Redskins in Week 13. Lindell was good from 38, 43, 24, 33 and 36 yards. At the end of the game, Lindell hit a 51-yard attempt that didn't count because Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs called timeout just as the ball was snapped. Gibbs then tried to call timeout again, but consecutive timeouts aren't allowed when attempting to freeze the kicker resulting a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The game-winner extended his streak to 17 consecutive made field goals.