Report: Steven Hauschka signs 4-year deal with Buffalo Bills

SEATTLE - Unrestricted free agent kicker Stephen Hauschka is set to join the Buffalo Bills on a four-year deal, KOMO's Mike Ferreri reports.

The Seahawks indicated they were making a change earlier this year when they signed Blair Walsh, a former Vikings kicker.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported an agreement between Hauschka and Buffalo, with multiple reports putting the terms at $12.4 million over four years.

The Bills confirmed Thursday afternoon that the team had come to terms with Hauschka.

On Monday, the Bills released kicker Dan Carpenter.

Walsh is infamously remembered for missing a 27-yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds of a 2015 NFC wild-card game against Seattle that could have given Minnesota the victory.

The 31-year-old Hauschka started for the Seahawks the last six seasons after signing with Seattle in 2011.

Hauschka had perhaps his strangest season in Seattle in 2016 after hitting on 88.8 percent (142 of 160) of his field goal attempts with Seattle from 2011 to 2015. He actually improved on that number in 2016, converting 33 of 37 field goals during the season, but missing a whopping six of his 35 extra point tries, five of which were blocked.

Despite his struggles in 2016, Hauschka is the third most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history, successfully converting 191 of 219 career attempts. contributed to this article. is a KOMO News partner.

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