August 15, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 17

Kaufman's NFL debut includes TD

Former Eastern Washington University wide receiver Brandon Kaufman made his professional debut last Sunday with two catches, including one for a touchdown in the Buffalo Bills’ 44-20 NFL preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Brandon Kaufman caught this 29-yard pass Sunday against Indianapolis.

Kaufman, an undrafted free agent who signed with the Bills April 29, scored on a 5-yard pass from former Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel, giving his team some breathing room and a 37-20 lead with 4 minutes, 34 seconds in the game. He had two receptions for 34 yards.

“It felt good being out there,” Kaufman wrote in an email. “It was just another small step towards realizing a dream.”

Kaufman was one of 15 players to catch at least one pass. “There’s still a long way to go and a lot more work to put in,” Kaufman said. “I appreciate all the support that I’m getting from everyone in Cheney.”

Buffalo hosts Minnesota Friday.

Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepress.com.

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