Bills roster in-depth: Specialists

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With training camp now officially open, I’m re-examining the State of the Buffalo Bills’ roster, going position-by-position.

Here’s an in-depth look at the specialists:

Under contract:
Kickers:

  • Stephen Hauschka
  • Tyler Bass

Punters:

  • Corey Bojorquez
  • Kaare Vedvik

Long snapper:

  • Reid Ferguson

 

Stephen Hauschka

Hauschka had a rough start to last season, but finished strong. Over the first nine games, he was only 8-for-13 on field goal attempts and also missed an extra point. Over the final seven games, he was 14-for-15 on field goals. The Bills actually put in a waiver claim on kicker Chase McLaughlin in early December after he was waived by the San Francisco 49ers, but the Indianapolis Colts had a higher waiver priority and were awarded McLaughlin, who was with the Bills during training camp. So it's clear the Bills were at least looking to bring in some competition for Hauschka, who had a nice bounce-back second half. His leg doesn’t seem to have the strength it did even just a couple years ago. After going 7-for-9 on field goals of 50-yards or more in 2017, he’s only 5-for-12