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.

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