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Buffalo Bills sign punter Lachlan Edwards, release Kaare Vedvik

Giving a new punter a trial.

The Buffalo Bills have signed punter Lachlan Edwards, releasing Kaare Vedvik in a special teams shuffle. Edwards, who played the last four seasons with the New York Jets, will now be the chief competitor against incumbent Corey Bojorquez.

Vedvik signed with the Bills earlier in the offseason, with an opportunity to earn the punting job. Bojorquez had one of the worst net punting averages last year, at 38.2 yards per punt, and the Bills were seeing if Vedvik (who could also play kicker) would be more effective.

Early into training camp, it was clear that the Bills were still unsatisfied. The team brought Edwards and Matt Bosher in for workouts on Tuesday, and ultimately signed the former New York Jet.

Last year, Edwards led the league in total punting yards, thanks largely to his league-leading 87 punts. His gross average of 45.9 yards and his net average of 41.6 yards weren’t in the same tier, but were still roughly league-average numbers.