Lindell had a season-high four field goals in the Buffalo Bills' 19-14 over Miami on Thursday night.|||||||
Lindell has converted 10 field goals - on 11 attempts - over the last four games after making three in his first six.
The Bills have re-signed kicker Rian Lindell.|||||||
Lindell was re-signed before he was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next month. He returns for a 10th season in Buffalo, where he is the team's second leading scorer with 878 career points. Lindell had played in 180 straight games before being sidelined by a season-ending shoulder injury in November.
Lindell's season is over after the 12-year veteran was placed on injured reserve a month after breaking a bone in his right shoulder.|||||||
Lindell missed four games and became the ninth Bills regular to be placed on IR. Journeyman Dave Rayner has taken over the kicking duties after being signed on Nov. 8, two days after Lindell was hurt making a diving tackle in a 27-11 loss to the New York Jets.
Lindell hurt his right shoulder making a tackle in a 27-11 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday and his status is uncertain.|||||||
Coach Chan Gailey didn't have a full update on Lindell's injury following the game, except to confirm the player was having tests on his shoulder.
Lindell has missed an extra point attempt against the Bears that ends his streak of extra points at 321 - the fourth longest in NFL history.|||||||
Lindell's attempt following Fred Jackson's 4-yard touchdown in the third quarter Sunday was blocked by the Bears' Israel Idonije. The lineman came through the middle of the line and knocked the kick down with his arm. It was Lindell's first extra-point miss since he entered the league in 2001, the longest streak to start a career in NFL history. Matt Stover has the record with 422 consecutive extra points from 1996-2009.