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Dan Carpenter | Place Kicker

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 228
College: Montana
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Bills K Dan Carpenter missed his third field-goal attempt of the exhibition season in Thursday night's preseason finale.
Carpenter also missed an extra point in Buffalo's third preseason game. Coach Rex Ryan reiterated that Carpenter could be on the chopping block. "We'll certainly be looking (at kickers)," Ryan said. "Nobody earns this job by default." Carpenter did nail 34 of his 38 field-goal attempts last season. Sep 3 - 10:40 PM

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Speaking Tuesday, Bills coach Rex Ryan said K Dan Carpenter "needs to kick better."

Carpenter converted 34-of-38 field goal attempts in 2014, but is just 2-of-4 this summer. He's also missed an extra point. Carpenter's Week 1 roster spot is secure, but he can't afford a slow start. The Bills are keeping Jordan Gay as a kickoff specialist.
Sep 1 - 2:00 PM

Bills activated K Dan Carpenter from the NFI list.

Carpenter missed the start of camp with a hamstring injury. Jordan Gay handled the kicking duties in Buffalo's preseason opener against Carolina, going 1-for-2 with a long of 52 yards. Carpenter made 34-of-38 field goals last season while nailing 31 of his 32 extra points.
Aug 16 - 10:25 AM

Bills K Dan Carpenter is recovering from surgery.

Carpenter is sitting out the beginning of the Bills' offseason program. It's unknown what kind of operation Carpenter is recovering from, but coach Rex Ryan didn't sound concerned about his status. He should be healthy for training camp.
Apr 6 - 3:05 PM

Bills re-signed K Dan Carpenter to a four-year, $9.9 million contract.

Carpenter had trouble near the end of his Dolphins tenure, but converted 33-of-36 field-goal attempts last season. He was 4-of-6 from 50-plus yards. Carpenter owns a career 83.8 conversion rate.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Bills signed K Dan Carpenter.

Carpenter was scheduled to work out for the Browns after the Bills. The 27-year-old has spent time with the Dolphins, Jets, and Cardinals over the past three weeks. Bills rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins injured his groin in Monday's practice, which explains Buffalo's sudden need. The Bills could end up placing Hopkins on injured reserve, or Carpenter will fill in until Hopkins is ready.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 07:25:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bills plan to sign free agent K Dan Carpenter.

It's an indictment of rookie Dustin Hopkins, who was the 177th overall pick in April's draft. The Browns had also shown interest in 27-year-old Carpenter.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 07:02:00 PM

Free agent kickers Dan Carpenter and Billy Cundiff will work out for the Browns Tuesday.

The Browns cut both Shayne Graham and Brandon Bogotay on Saturday, leaving them without a kicker on the roster. Carpenter is the favorite to win the gig.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 11:32:00 AM

Jets released K Dan Carpenter.

Nick Folk will be the Jets' kicker in Week 1.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 05:29:00 PM

Jets signed K Dan Carpenter.

Carpenter's busy preseason continues. He's on his third team this month after getting cut by the Dolphins and Cardinals. Carpenter will try to beat out Nick Folk by Saturday.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 11:59:00 AM

Cardinals released K Dan Carpenter.

They're sticking with Jay Feely. Carpenter, 27, drew fairly significant interest following his release by the Dolphins and could resurface quickly.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Cardinals agreed to terms with K Dan Carpenter on a one-year contract.

Carpenter was released by the Dolphins last week in favor of the younger, cheaper Caleb Sturgis. Now he'll try to beat out veteran Jay Feely. Feely has been strong over the last three years, going 68-of-79 (86.0 percent) on field goals. That includes a 5-of-7 mark from 50+ yards out. Feely did miss a 30-yard attempt in the last preseason game, which coach Bruce Arians deemed "unacceptable."
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 11:01:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent K Dan Carpenter "already has work waiting" for him, but he's waiting for his wife to deliver the couple's first child.

As of Thursday, Carpenter's wife was three days past due. The longtime Dolphins kicker was released by Miami on Wednesday, and Schefter reports the Packers, Seahawks, Bucs, Browns, and Jets are teams "likely" to have interest.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Dolphins released K Dan Carpenter.

The move elicited wows and whoas on Twitter, but it was a fait accompli after the Dolphins used the No. 166 pick on Caleb Sturgis. Teams simply don't draft kickers they don't plan to start. Carpenter has a big leg, but missed two games each of the past two seasons after shanking 11 kicks in 2010. Being injury prone is a quick way for a kicker to lose his roster spot. That being said, Carpenter will be one of the first phone calls kicker-needy teams make this season.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland confirmed Dan Carpenter and fifth-round pick Caleb Sturgis will be in a training camp battle at kicker.

Sturgis is the heavy favorite because teams don't draft kickers they're not planning to keep. Ireland anticipates a "pretty good competition in camp and we look forward to that." Carpenter went 22-of-27 on field-goal attempts in 2012.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 12:12:00 PM

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K1Dan Carpenter
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