The Buffalo Bills have brought back a familiar face on Friday, after the team cut second-year punter Shawn Powell and signing long-time punter Brian Moorman. Moorman signed with the Dallas Cowboys after being cut by the Bills last year, and this year he tried to latch on with the Pittsburgh Steelers, only to be beat out by Zoltan Mesko. There are a great deal of Bills fans that are happy that Moorman is back in Bills colors; however, the problem is that he is 37 years old and will likely only finish out the year, leaving the team to look for another punter in 2014. Moorman is so highly thought of, that he was the punter on the Bills’ 50th anniversary team; this speaks volumes, as people like fellow long-time Bills punter Chris Mohr was no slouch in the punting game. Besides being a great punter, Moorman is a great athlete as well; he was an exceptional track star, mainly in the hurdles, as he had won three straight NCAA Division II national championships in the 400 meter hurdles.
Moorman is also loved in the Buffalo community, thanks to the P.U.N.T. Foundation that he started in 2004; this foundation helps children and their families fighting cancer.
All and all, it should be interesting to see if the Bills get a lift for next week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium after bringing back Brian Moorman.