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Bills add new PK for Pats game

The Bills have signed kicker Brandon Coutu to the 53-man roster and placed Dave Rayner on the injured reserve list. Coutu (pronounced Ca-TWO) entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2008. He spent all of that season on the Seattle roster but was inactive every game. He was on the Jacksonville practice squad this year before being released Dec. 17.

Bills coach Chan Gailey said uncertainty over Rayner's sore groin prompted the move. Rayner missed two field goals then made four against Denver.

"He came up sore again Monday and he’s not sure he can be 100 percent," Gailey said of Rayner. "And you can’t take a chance when you walk out there if it’s one kick and done on a cold day or something like that you can’t afford to have that so that’s why we had to make the move.”

---Mark Gaughan

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