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BILLS RELEASE K RIAN LINDELL AFTER 10 SEASONS - The Buffalo Bills have released longtime kicker Rian Lindell.

The 36-year-old Lindell spent the last 10 years in Buffalo and is the most accurate kicker in Bills history with a field goal percentage of 83.3 percent.

The release means that rookie Dustin Hopkins has won Buffalo’s kicking competition. Hopkins, chosen 177th overall, has displayed a much stronger leg than Lindell throughout training camp but has battled consistency issues. In two preseason games, Hopkins has been on target with four field goals and three extra points.

Lindell’s time in Buffalo had appeared to be coming to an end. The Bills have drafted kickers in each of the past two drafts with the selections of Hopkins and former Western Michigan kicker John Potter. (Photo: Associated Press)

- BUFFALO BILLS RELEASE VETERAN CB TERRENCE MCGEE -    The house cleaning in Buffalo continued on Thursday as the Bills parted ways with veteran cornerback Terrence McGee.

McGee was a former fourth round draft pick in 2003. He arrived in Buffalo in 2003 along with kicker Rian Lindell and defensive end, making the trio the three longest-tenured Buffalo Bills on last year.

The move comes three days after the team released veterans Nick Barnett and George Wilson.

Bills General Manager Buddy Nix praised McGee’s 10-years of service to the franchise in a statement released Thursday.

“Terrence has been a contributor to the Bills organization for 10 years and we thank him for his efforts on the field and off,” Nix said. “We wish him the best of luck in the future.”

McGee struggled through the 2012 season as he battled back from knee surgery. He played in seven games for the Bills before going on injured reserve November 6th. McGee’s injury problems mounted over the last three seasons, as he played in just nine games in 2010 and six in 2011. (Photo: buffalobills.com)