Moorman has signed with the Dallas Cowboys a day after being released by the Buffalo Bills, the player's agent says.|||||||
Ron Raccuia said Moorman traveled to Dallas and signed with Cowboys on Wednesday night. Moorman is expected to fill in for Chris Jones, who was injured on a roughing-the-punter penalty in a 16-10 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. Dallas hosts Chicago on Monday night before entering its bye week off. Moorman is a two-time NFL Pro Bowl selection who spent his entire 11-plus seasons in Buffalo before being abruptly cut by the team.
The Buffalo Bills have released Moorman and signed free agent Shawn Powell to replace him.|||||||
Moorman has been with the Bills since 2001 and twice was selected to the Pro Bowl. But he had struggled this season with a net average of 32.7 yards per punt.
Moorman signed a three-year contract extension with the Bills on Monday, extending his contract through 2012. The deal is worth $10 million, making him one of the league's best paid punters.|||||||
Moorman made the Pro Bowl the last two years and has a club record 43.7 yards per punt. He finished second in the NFL last season with a 39.2 yards net average, and set a team record for landing 39 punts inside the 20.
Moorman was named the AFC special teams player of the week after punting seven times and pinned Miami inside its own 20-yard line on four of them in the 21-0 win.|||||||
Moorman will make his second straight Pro Bowl appearance.