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Ex-Bills kicker Norwood honored

Mon., Nov. 7, 2011

Former Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood was honored with the 26th annual Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Distinguished Service Award during a break in the first quarter of the game against the New York Jets on Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Norwood is the 31st former player selected for the award, which honors past players for their contributions to the team both on and off the field.

Norwood kicked for the Bills from 1985-91, and played in 108 games during that span.

His most remembered kick was in the 1991 Super Bowl, a 47-yarder that sailed wide right as time expired in Buffalo’s 20-19 loss to the New York Giants.

Bills kicker Lindell hurt making tackle

Buffalo Bills kicker Rian Lindell hurt his right shoulder making a tackle in a 27-11 loss to the New York Jets and his status is uncertain.

Lindell, a former Washington State Cougar, was hurt when he made a diving stop along the right sideline to trip up Joe McKnight on a 59-yard kickoff return to open the second half.

Saints’ Porter taken off field on stretcher

Saints cornerback Tracy Porter injured his neck and team officials said he was been taken to a New Orleans hospital for observation as a precaution.

Porter was hurt breaking up a pass to Buccaneers receiver Mike Williams on the second play from scrimmage of New Orleans’ game against Tampa Bay.

Porter was communicating with teammates and gave a thumbs-up as he was carted from the field.

Cowboys’ Austin reinjures hamstring

Cowboys receiver Miles Austin missed two games earlier this season with a strained left hamstring, and injured the right one during a 37-yard completion in the second quarter of a 23-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

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