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“I was lucky,” he said. “I don’t want to be on the outside looking in. I like to be on the inside.”

Powell punted and held for kicks at Florida State. He replaced Brian Moorman in Buffalo a few weeks into the 2012 season under coach Chan Gailey.

Powell felt his job was in jeopardy after he shanked punts during a 23-20 win over Baltimore on Sept. 29. The Bills released him a day after their 37-24 loss to the Browns. Cleveland’s Travis Benjamin returned seven punts for a club-record 179 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown.

Notes: Lewis said the rest of the team came through the game without serious setback. Linebacker James Harrison left in the first quarter with a concussion. “We seem to be OK,” he said. “So far, so good.” … CB Terence Newman’s sprained left knee is improving and he’s expected to do more in his workouts this week. Newman missed the game in Pittsburgh. “At the end of last week, he made significant progress with things,” Lewis said. “It’s a little different playing cornerback, and we’re going to be cautious with him.”

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