Bills sign 5 players after tryout

April 18, 2013 Updated Apr 18, 2013 at 6:17 PM EDT

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Bills sign 5 players after tryout

April 18, 2013 Updated Apr 18, 2013 at 6:17 PM EDT

BILLS SIGN FIVE MINI-CAMP TRYOUT PARTICIPANTS
Orchard Park Bills/WKBW– The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed the below five free agents who participated in the team’s voluntary veteran mini-camp this week on a tryout basis:

NO NAME POS HT WT EXP COLLEGE

67 Blatnick, Jamie DE 6-3 253 1 Oklahoma State

56 Brown, Kourtnei DE 6-4 253 1 Clemson

1 Koepplin, Chris K 6-3 210 1 Massachusetts

2 Stahovich, Brian P 5-11 197 1 San Diego State

38 Summers, Frank FB 5-9 248 2 UNLV

Blatnick entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2012. He was released prior to the regular season and spent a portion of the season on the Broncos’ Practice Squad. The 6-3, 253-pound Oklahoma State product appeared in 51 games and totaled 118 tackles, 24 stops for a loss and 16.0 sacks for the Cowboys.

Brown joined the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2012 before being released prior to the regular season. He joined the Practice Squad of the Washington Redskins (12/5/12). The 6-4, 253-pound defensive end registered 75 tackles and 3.0 sacks in 49 games at Clemson.

Koepplin was signed to the roster of the New England Patriots in July of 2011 as a free agent. He was released before the regular season and re-joined the team in April of 2012. The 6-3, 210-pound University of Massachusetts product became the school’s record holder in PAT percentage (98.0) and finished second in field goal accuracy (71.0) in his two years (2006-07) with the program after transferring from Nassau Community College. He played two years for the Manchester Wolves of the Arena Football 2 League (2008-09).

Stahovich was signed by Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and was released prior to the regular season. The 5-11, 197-pound San Diego State product booted 246 punts for a 42.9 average in his collegiate career. He became the third punter to earn first-team All-Mountain West Conference accolades in at least two straight years and the first punter in SDSU history to earn first-team honors in Mountain West history.

Summers entered the NFL as a fifth-round (169th overall) draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. He was placed on Injured Reserve during the 2009 season (9/29) and spent the 2010 season on the team’s Practice Squad. He spent a portion of the 2011 season on the Practice Squad of the San Diego Chargers. The 5-9, 248-pound UNLV product totaled 1,668 rushing yards on 385 carries and 14 touchdowns while adding 36 catches for 402 yards and six touchdowns in two years (2007-08) after transferring from Laney (Oakland, CA) Junior College.

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