BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills agreed to sign free-agent punter Matt Haack to a three-year contract on Tuesday, signaling they are potentially moving on from incumbent Corey Bojorquez.
Haack spent the past four seasons with the AFC East rival Miami Dolphins, where he became the team’s all-time leader with a net punting average of 39.9 yards in 64 games. In 2018, he set the Dolphins’ single-season record of landing 34 punts inside an opponent’s 20.
The 26-year-old Haack signed with Miami in 2017 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Arizona State.
His addition spells the unlikelihood of the Bills tendering an offer by Wednesday to retain the rights to Bojorquez, a restricted free agent. Bojorquez spent the past three years in Buffalo, and led the NFL last season with a gross punting average of 50.8 yards.
His 58-yard punt in a 27-24 wild-card playoff win over Indianapolis on Jan. 9 matched a franchise playoff record for longest punt set by Paul Maguire in 1965.
Bojorquez’s asking price could prove too costly for a Bills team which began the week with little room left under the salary cap after re-signing three key pending free agents: linebacker Matt Milano and starting offensive linemen Jon Feliciano and Daryl Williams.
Buffalo, on Tuesday, also agreed to a one-year contract extension with linebacker and special teams regular Tyler Matakevich, who is now signed through 2022.
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