posted on Jul, 17 2003 @ 06:54 AM
Punter Brian Moorman signed a six-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, a reward for an outstanding 2002 season.
As part of the deal, the Bills restructured the third and final year of Moorman's existing contract, giving him an $870,000 US raise over the $380,000
he was scheduled to make this season. The extension will pay Moorman an average of $900,000 a season, not including bonuses.
After an inconsistent rookie season in 2001, Moorman is coming off a solid second year in which he was selected as the AFC's Pro Bowl alternate.
Moorman, who got his start in NFL Europe, finished third in the league with an average of 43.1 yards per punt. He set a Bills record with an 84-yard
punt at Green Bay, the longest of the NFL last season, and was named the AFC's special teams player of the month for October.