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Bills worked out four punters Sunday

Mike Florio and Charean Williams analyze next steps for the Bills after rookie punter Matt Araiza was sued for gang rape prior to being drafted, which means the Personal Conduct Policy does not apply.

The Bills kicked off the process of finding a new punter on Sunday.

Buffalo needs a new one because they released sixth-round pick Matt Araiza on Saturday. Araiza and two others have been sued by a woman who alleges they raped her last year.

According to multiple reports, the Bills worked out Michael Palardy, Ty Long, Tyler Newsome, and Joseph Charlton on Sunday. They had veteran Matt Haack on the roster until last Tuesday, but he was cut as they moved to 80 players and he’s since signed with the Colts to replace the injured Rigoberto Sanchez.

Palardy spent last season with the Dolphins and was the Panthers punter from 2016 to 2019, Long spent the last three seasons with the Chargers and Charlton has played for the Panthers and Jaguars over the last two seasons. Newsome spent time with the Cardinals last year, but has not played in a regular season game.

With the cut to 53 players coming Tuesday, the Bills could opt to wait on signing a punter until after they set their initial roster in an attempt to hold onto a player they might otherwise lose on waivers.