When he was released early in the 2012 season, it was thought that the Bills all-time leading punter had worn the Buffalo uniform for the last time. Just one year later Brian Moorman was seen as the best option after the release of Shawn Powell.
He spent his first 12 seasons in the NFL with Buffalo (2001 – Week Three of 2012). Moorman currently holds franchise records in gross punting average (43.9), punts inside the 20 (243) and total punts (862). He was twice selected to the NFL Pro Bowl as a member of the Bills following the 2005 and 2006 seasons. His 265 punts inside the 20 since the 2001 season are tied for second among active NFL punters.
Moorman spent the remainder of the 2012 season with the Dallas Cowboys and the 2013 training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers before being released prior to the regular season.
He has since tried out for other NFL clubs in the first month of the season, but the Bills signed him after working him out Sunday morning.
For Moorman, it's a return to the team that took a chance on him as an undrafted rookie in 2001. The veteran punter went to a pair of Pro Bowls as a Bill. Now he'll be entrusted with improving a punt coverage unit that relies on directional punting and hang time to win the battle of field position.
Fifth all-time in games played for the Bills with 144, Moorman now has a chance to add to that total.