Canadian punter signs contract with Buffalo Bills
It didn’t take Jon Ryan long to find a new home.
The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday that they have signed the Regina-born punter to a one-year contract. The move comes a day after the Seattle Seahawks released Ryan after 10 seasons.
Ryan was among the most popular Seahawks players for his skill as a punter and his personality off the field. But his time in Seattle appeared to be up when Michael Dickson was selected in the fifth round of this year’s draft.
Ryan signed with Seattle in 2008, after two seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He began his pro career with the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2004-05). Ryan was a CFL all-star in 2005 and earned a Super Bowl ring with Seattle following the team’s 43-8 win over Denver on Feb. 2, 2014.