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PITTSFORD, N. Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit .Y. -- Buffalos youth movement continued on Monday when the Bills released longtime kicker Rian Lindell. Lindell, the most accurate kicker in franchise history, was let go after 10 years in Buffalo. His release means that rookie Dustin Hopkins has won the teams kicking competition. "Its always tough when you have to release a player like Rian Lindell," coach Doug Marrone said. "A true professional thats obviously been with the organization for quite some time. And I have a lot of respect for him." Lindell leaves Buffalo with a field goal percentage of 83.3. He connected on 225 of 270 field-goal attempts here. Lindells status with the Bills had been in question the past two years. Buffalo has drafted kickers in each of the past two drafts, Hopkins and John Potter. Hopkins, 22, had significantly more power on his kicks throughout training camp than Lindell, 36, who relied more on his accuracy and consistency from shorter distances. And Marrone felt that Hopkins took control of the competition as camp progressed. "I think in the past 10 days Dustin has performed better," he said, "so we made a decision to go with Dustin." Lindell was the longest-tenured Bill prior to his release. He joined the team as a free agent in 2003 after spending his first three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He had a slow start to his Bills career, converting 17 of 24 field goal attempts his first year. But he recovered, and his name is at or near the top of most Bills kicking records, as a result. He holds a franchise record for consecutive PATs (225) and is second in teams scoring with 980 points. A sixth-round pick out of Florida State, Hopkins had mixed emotions on the release. "I find myself kind of in a paradox," Hopkins said. "This is something Ive worked my whole life for ... but at the same time, its kind of the bad part of pro sports, parting with a guy that Ive got a lot of respect for and have admired watching for a long time, and has meant so much to the community." One of Lindells first actions after being released was to congratulate his competitor and former teammate. "The first guy that I heard from today before I heard anything was Rian just saying he was wishing me luck and he wanted the best for me and he was happy for me," Hopkins said. "I think thats just an accurate representation of the kind of guy he is, just not bitter or anything like that but genuinely happy for a guy that hes only known a few weeks." Hopkins has impressed with his leg strength ever since joining the Bills, but he has battled consistency issues. In the preseason, he has connected on all four field-goal attempts, and has three touchbacks on seven tries. "Ive felt a lot more comfortable here recently just with the tempo and getting used to practices and games," Hopkins said. "For the most part, my mechanics are good. Im breaking down film and making sure Im documenting why I feel like Im feeling better and being successful. And I think thats all just part of trying to be a pro." ---- NOTES: Receiver Stevie Johnson said after practice that he will return to game action this Saturday against the Washington Redskins. Johnson, battling a left hamstring injury, had extensive work on the practice field Monday. After practice, Johnson said he was anxious to test the leg against another team but cautioned that he is not yet back to 100 per cent. "Ill be out there on Saturday just to see how everything feels as far as game speed," Johnson said. "It actually is not healed yet. Its a work in progress." ... The Bills are 2-0 this preseason and have allowed just 36 points. Nike Air Vapormax Mujer . Calgary scored on the first shift, and Michael Cammalleri scored twice as the Flames cruised to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Cortez Ultra Moire Hombre . Gather a group of friends, or find a league to join online, draft your team, set your lineup and compete in a number of different formats.http:///...apormax-flyknit.html . Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Newcomers dont take long to impact college basketball -- not in this world of one-and-dones and transfers. Over a two-week span, we will look at the top five newcomers in each of the 10 biggest conferences. Next up is the Pac-12.Within the scrum of the 2015-16 season, the Pac-12s entry of seven members to the NCAA tournament pool seemed surprising by seasons end.The turbulence in the league kept the race hot until Oregon subverted the field late and won both the league and tournament titles. The Ducks alone advanced beyond the first weekend in the NCAA tournament. Yet the conference salvaged its rep by securing three of the top 10 slots in the NBA draft (Cals Jaylen Brown, Washingtons Marquese Chriss and Utahs Jakob Poeltl), and four within the first round (the San Antonio Spurs picked Washingtons Dejounte Murray at No. 29).The league will again boast some of the most talented players in America within its pool of newcomers.Lonzo Ball, UCLA BruinsIts not clear how coach Steve Alford, who is undoubtedly on the hot seat, will balance the minutes between?Bryce Alford?--?his son and the teams ambitious veteran point guard -- and Ball (No. 4 in the?2016 class per RecruitingNation), a 6-foot-6 prodigy point guard whose major in Westwood should be NBA future.It is clear, however, that Balls production will factor into UCLAs decision about its head coachs future. The hot-seat talk that boiled late last season simmered as UCLAs fuming backers remembered the load of incoming talent that would soon reach the Westwood campus. Balls versatility, size and skills will be added to a UCLA program that could contend for the Pac-12 title a year after missing the postseason.Hes not worried about minutes or lineups, either. Ball recently told that the Bruins have a championship mindset now that theyve battled and bled together in summer pickup runs (and an upcoming trip to Austrailia). Thats a great sign and the right attitude. Yet, Ball didnt come to UCLA to play a backup or secondary role. Hes a leader, distributor and finisher. Thats the combo that could elevate the program again. Hes a star. He knows it. His team knows it. And soon, the rest of the country will, too.Markelle Fultz, Washington HuskiesSince he arrived in Seattle in 2002, coach Lorenzo Romar has developed nine players who were selected in the first round of the NBA draft, including two in June. Fultz (seventh in the 2016 class per RecruitingNation) is an early contender for the top spot in next summers draft.?Michael Porter Jr., the Washington commit ranked fourth in the 2017 class per RecruitingNation,?should extend Romars streak in 2018.The 6-4 Fultz will lead a squad that lost its top three scorers from last season but returns multiple players from a team that featured 11 underclassmen in 2015-16. Hes a big, explosive, athletic point guard who will leave early if he, as expected, delivers a season filled with big numbers and a flurry of highlights.Markelle is a dynamic guard, Romar told the Seattle Times after Fultz signed with the program in November. Theres not anything he cant do on the basketball floor. He can go up and jump over the top of you and dunk it. He can dunk on a 6-10, 6-11 guy. He can really pass the ball. Hes gotten now to where he can shoot the bball really well. Nike Classic Cortez Mujer. T.J. Leaf, UCLA BruinsIf Alford shows up to UCLAs midnight madness wearing a How do you like me now? shirt as he rolls out his new recruiting class, who could be mad at him? A disgruntled fan flew a Fire Coach Alford! banner over his campus this summer. He responded to the backlash by returning a year of his contract extension. Now he has Ball and Leaf, the 6-9 power forward ranked 13th in the freshman class by RecruitingNation, and multiple veterans.The Leaf-Thomas Welsh frontcourt will rival any unit in the Pac-12. Welsh is a sturdier interior presence. Leafs athleticism is his best asset. Hes the type to windmill a dunk, take his man off the dribble or pivot in the lane and score on a hook. Hell challenge, block and alter shots on the defensive end. A UCLA defense that plummeted to 140th in adjusted efficiency per last season needs an agile big man to solve its greatest challenge: pick-and-roll defense. Leaf will help there. Hell give Alford and Ball a target for alley-oops and entry passes, too.Ray Smith, Arizona WildcatsYou could argue that other Arizona newcomers belong in this spot. All three five-star recruits (Lauri Markkanen, Kobi Simmons and Rawle Alkins) deserve consideration. All three could end the season as the Pac-12s most productive newcomer. But Smith has an advantage: time.When Smith (No. 29 in the 2015 class per RecruitingNation) tore his ACL in his right knee before last season -- he sat out his senior year of high school because of a torn ACL in his left knee -- Arizona lost a prospect who would have helped coach Sean Millers program in 2015-16. That didnt happen.But that loss will help both Miller and Smith in 2016-17. He has spent a year in the program and learned the system. Hes not na?ve to Millers persistent demands, and he has added weight to his 6-8 frame. Thats why talk of a lottery pick isnt crazy. The most important newcomer on Arizonas roster could be the redshirt freshman who lost a year in 2015-16 but should help the Wildcats fight for the Pac-12 championship in 2015-16.Shannon Evans, Arizona State Sun DevilsYes, coach Bobby Hurley lost Savon Goodman (9.6 points, 6.4 rebounds per game) and Andre Spight (6.6 points) this offseason. But their decisions to transfer did not disrupt his plan to turn Arizona State into a basketball power. He signed the No. 16 class in the country per RecruitingNation. Its a group thats anchored by three top-100 prospects.Those youngsters will help next season. But Evans, who transferred from Buffalo before the 2015-16 campaign, is the Arizona State newcomer to watch. He made 38 percent of his 3-pointers and 80 percent of his free throws in 2014-15. He also scored 15 points (5-for-9 shooting) in a first-round loss to West Virginia in the NCAA tournament that year.His postseason experience and maturity will help an ASU squad that will rely on its incoming freshman and demand a greater contribution from?Tra Holder. The new faces are part of Hurleys?rebuilding plans. Evans, who has two years of remaining eligibility, gives his former coach at Buffalo additional time to develop those young talents. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '



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