The Bills released Schmidt on Tuesday.
Schmidt re-signed with the Bills in October after being let go just before the season kicked off, and now he's on the open market once again. The 28-year-old punter averaged a career-low 42.3 yards per punt and was replaced on the roster by Matt Darr.
Schmidt signed a one-year contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.
Schmidt, who was cut by the Bills in September after a four-year stint with the team, will rejoin the active roster after rookie punter Corey Bojorquez was placed on injured reserve after initially playing through a shoulder issue. Given that Schmidt's contract lapses after this season, it's still believed that the Bills view Bojorquez as their top contender for punting duties in 2019, though that could change if Schmidt fares well in the second half of the campaign.
Schmidt was cut by the Bills, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
Schmidt's release saves Buffalo $1.25 million against the cap. The Bills will move forward with Corey Bojorquez at punter.
Schmidt signed a contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Schmidt was not tendered by the Bills but the team still managed to get a deal done with the punter prior to the start of free agency. He averaged 42.4 yards per punt last season and downed 20 punts inside the 20.
Schmidt did not sign a tender with the Bills and will become a free agent March 9, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.
Schmidt spent the last three seasons in Buffalo, but was last in the NFL with 42.4 yards per punt in 2016, so it is not surprising to see the Bills let him go. He will test the market and aim for a punting job with another NFL roster.
The 49ers made several moves to trim the roster to 75 players Monday.
The team waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety D.J. Campbell, tight end Kevin Greene, running back Jewel Hampton, punt Colton Schmidt, linebacker Kion Wilson and wide receiver Devon Wylie, while also releasing wide receiver David Reed.
The team placed running back Marcus Lattimore, fullback Trey Millard, cornerback Keith Reaser and guard Brandon Thomas on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List and linebacker NaVorro Bowman, tight end Garrett Celek and defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey were placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. Linebacker Blake Costanzo was released from the Injured Reserve list.
The 49ers signed safety D.J. Campbell and punter/kicker Colton Schmidt to reserve/futures deals, enabling them to participate in the offseason program, reports the Sacramento Bee.
The Browns officially released seven players, the team announced Friday.
The following players cut on Friday include: offensive lineman Braxston Cave, tight end Dan Gronkowski, wide receiver Mike Edwards, defensive back Abdul Kanneh, running back Miguel Maysonet, defensive back Kent Richardson and kicker Colton Schmidt.
The Browns currently have 68 players on the roster and will need to trim down to 53 by 6 p.m. ET on Saturday.
The Browns' roster stands at 75 players after a flurry of moves Tuesday.
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The 49ers waived quarterback Scott Tolzien, running back D.J. Harper, linebacker Joe Holland, guard Al Netter and punter Colton Schmidt, the team announced.