By LG

The Buffalo Bills have taken their frustrating loss out on punter Shawn Powell, the team has released him this morning. The Bills front office must not have enjoyed, Travis Benjamin’s record-setting night against the Bills special team’s.

The Bills special team’s watched in horror as Benjamin returned one of Powell’s punts for 57 yards to set up the Browns’ first-quarter field goal and then racing 79 yards for a second-quarter touchdown.

Those two plays didn’t help the Bills come out of Cleveland with a victory, but the loss can’t all be blamed on Powell. The Bills lost their starting quarterback and had to play with their back up.

The Bills special team’s watched as Benjamin smashed a franchise single-game mark with 179 yards on seven returns, eclipsing the record established by Eric Metcalf (166 yards) on Oct. 24, 1993 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This would have been Powell’s second season with the Bills. He came to the team in 2012 and played in 13 games punting the ball 65 times for 2860 yards and netting 2475 yards. This year he already punted the ball 35 times for 1613 yards which has netted 1233 yards.

The Bill fell to 2-3 on the season after the loss to the Browns and are tied for last place in the AFC East with the Jets.

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