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Bills don’t tender IK Enemkpali, Colton Schmidt

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The Bills released five players on Monday and announced on Tuesday that two others won’t be tendered as restricted free agents.

Defensive end IK Enemkpali and punter Colton Schmidt are the two players in question and the team said they won’t be tendered in an official announcement of tender offers being extended to running back Mike Gillislee and offensive lineman Ryan Groy.

Enemkpali followed Rex Ryan to the Bills in 2015 after being cut loose by the Jets as a result of breaking quarterback Geno Smith’s jaw with a punch during a dispute in the team’s locker room. He had 13 tackles in 11 games that season and missed all of last year with a torn ACL.

Schmidt spent the last three years as the punter in Buffalo and has a career net average of 39.4 yards per kick. The Bills released kicker Dan Carpenter and long snapper Garrison Sanborn on Monday, so the team is in line for a new look on special teams in 2017.

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6 Responses to “Bills don’t tender IK Enemkpali, Colton Schmidt”
  1. unclebluck says: Mar 7, 2017 12:13 PM

    Amazing how Schmidt could be so good in college and such a bust in the pro’s…

  2. nhpats says: Mar 7, 2017 12:22 PM

    If the Jets are smart they will pick up Enemkpali just to lay out Geno before the season opener…

  3. george1859 says: Mar 7, 2017 12:38 PM

    IK is so bad…..

  4. cterrito2014 says: Mar 7, 2017 1:51 PM

    unclebluck says:
    Mar 7, 2017 12:13 PM
    Amazing how Schmidt could be so good in college and such a bust in the pro’s…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Up until last year he WAS a very good Punter. He led the league in one of those years with Punt’s inside thew 20 yard line. If you follow the game yards per kick are not the true indicator on a Punter being good. Placement is.

  5. joma1969 says: Mar 7, 2017 3:23 PM

    As for Schmidt, I could see the Bills bringing him back, but why bother tendering him? Offer him the minimum salary, and if someone sweeps in and ‘steals’ him, so what?

  6. billswillalwayssuck says: Mar 8, 2017 2:16 AM

    If IK likes decking lousy QB’s why didn’t he kick the tar out of Tierod?

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