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Dan Carpenter | Place Kicker | #2

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 228
College: Montana
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Dan Carpenter isn't a lock for the Bills' starting kicker job.
He's facing competition from undrafted rookie Marshall Morgan. Carpenter is coming off an unremarkable 2015 season that included six missed extra points. He's still the favorite but any slip-up at camp could cost him his starting job. Jul 10 - 10:09 AM

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Bills K Dan Carpenter agreed to reduce his 2016 base salary from $2.025 million to $1.775 million.

The $250,000 roster bonus he was owed this week is now contingent on him making the final roster out of training camp. The moves will do little to help the Bills' cap situation. Carpenter hit 23-of-27 field goal attempts last season including 20-of-22 from inside 50 yards, but he was just 34-of-40 from the new extra point distance. He is clearly on the hot seat.
Mar 15 - 12:01 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 10:40:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 02:00:00 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.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 10:25:00 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.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 03:05:00 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

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3Cardale Jones
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3Jonathan Williams
4James Wilder Jr.
5Karlos Williams
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
FB1Jerome Felton
2Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Dezmin Lewis
3Jarrett Boykin
4Marcus Easley
5Greg Little
WR21Robert Woods
2Greg Salas
3Leonard Hankerson
4Kolby Listenbee
5Walter Powell
WR31Dezmin Lewis
TE1Charles Clay
2Jim Dray
3Chris Gragg
4Blake Annen
5Nick O'Leary
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Justin Renfrow
4Chris Martin
LG1Richie Incognito
2Cyril Richardson
3Jamison Lalk
C1Eric Wood
2Fernando Velasco
3Robert Kugler
RG1John Miller
2Ryan Groy
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
3Marquis Lucas
K1Dan Carpenter
2Marshall Morgan