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Buffalo Bills release punter Matt Haack, wide receiver Tavon Austin

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Jun 15, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Tavon Austin (86) catches the ball during minicamp at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills released punter Matt Haack and wide receiver Tavon Austin on Monday.

Haack’s departure means rookie sixth-round pick Matt Araiza — dubbed the “Punt God” — won the training camp competition.

Haack, 28, played all 17 games for Buffalo last season and averaged 42.9 yards on 52 punts. He spent the previous four seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

Austin, 32, signed a one-year deal with the Bills in free agency in June. He caught 24 passes for 213 yards and one touchdown in 13 games last season with Jacksonville.

A first-round pick by the then-St. Louis Rams in 2013, Austin has 244 receptions for 2,239 yards and 16 scores in 113 games (53 starts) with the Rams (2013-17), Dallas Cowboys (2018-19), Green Bay Packers (2020) and Jaguars.

Araiza, 22, won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s best punter and was a consensus All-American during his final season at San Diego State in 2021.

–Field Level Media