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James Carpenter | Guard | #77

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 321
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (25) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN New York considers LG James Carpenter a candidate for release.
Carpenter had a down 2017, grading near the bottom of PFF's ratings. The Jets have $15 million tied up in LT Kelvin Beachum and RG Brian Winters but aren't as committed to Carpenter, who's owed $6.8 million in the final year of his deal. Releasing Carpenter would save $4.7 million versus the cap. Carpenter is still just 29 (next month) and hasn't missed a start in three years with New York. Feb 23 - 6:22 PM

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Jets LG James Carpenter (calf) is expected to play Week 3.

Carpenter suffered a calf injury Thursday night against the Jets. An MRI confirmed the issue is just a strain. With 10 days to get healthy before their next game, Carpenter should suit up against the Chiefs.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 09:27:00 AM

Jets LG James Carpenter (calf) will undergo an MRI.

The Jets are calling his injury a calf strain but an MRI might reveal something more serious. Wesley Johnson filled in at left guard after Carpenter went down on Thursday night.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Jets LG James Carpenter was forced from Thursday's game against the Bills with a calf injury, and will not return.

Carpenter never came out for the second half. Wesley Johnson will finish the game at left guard.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 10:25:00 PM

Jets LG James Carpenter's $4.45 million salary is fully guaranteed for 2016.

Carpenter's coming off a solid first season with the Jets, grading as PFF's No. 17 guard. Brandon Marshall ($9.5M) and S Marcus Gilchrist's ($5M) salaries are also guaranteed for 2016.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 08:13:00 PM

Jets will sign OG James Carpenter to a four-year contract worth roughly $4.75 million per season.

After striking out on big-ticket guards Orlando Franklin and Mike Iupati, the Jets settle for Carpenter. The Seahawks' first-round pick in 2011 has struggled with conditioning for much of his career, in part leading to 19 missed games across four seasons. Carpenter, a far better pass-protector than run-blocker, will replace Willie Colon for the Jets. It's an underwhelming signing, though Carpenter is just about to turn 26 years old and offers upside if he can kick the injury bug.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 07:05:00 AM

Seahawks declared LG James Carpenter (ankle) inactive for Sunday's Week 12 game against the Cardinals.

The Seahawks had expressed some hope that Carpenter would return this week, but he's not quite ready. No surprises in the rest of their inactives: C Max Unger, TE RaShaun Allen, CB Marcus Burley, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB Allen Bradford and DE Demarcus Dobbs.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Seahawks declared LG James Carpenter, DB Steven Terrell, DB Marcus Burley, LB Brock Coyle, LB Bobby Wagner, OL Andrew McDonald and TE RaShaun Allen inactive for Week 11 against the Chiefs.

Carpenter is dealing with an ankle injury. Wagner is week to week with a toe injury. Burley was doubtful with a hamstring injury.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Seahawks LG James Carpenter confirmed he's down to 327 pounds.

Carpenter has struggled with conditioning throughout his career, but reported to minicamp in "great shape" and has received positive reports this offseason. Seattle declined Carpenter's 2015 option, so he has a chance to reestablish his value in a contract year. Carpenter managed to stay healthy for all 16 games for the first time last season. He's the favorite to start at left guard over Alvin Bailey.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said LG James Carpenter "looks great," and has lost 10-15 pounds.

It's notable for a player who's struggled to stay in shape. Perhaps Seattle declining his fifth-year team option for 2015 got a message across. Carpenter is the favorite to start at left guard, but will have to hold off G/T Alvin Bailey.
Tue, May 27, 2014 05:34:00 PM

The Seattle Times believes the Seahawks' left guard job is James Carpenter's "to take control of for good."

Carpenter and Paul McQuistan shared the position last season, but McQuistan departed via free agency. We'd expect second-year G/T Alvin Bailey to give Carpenter a run for his money in camp. Carpenter has been unable to stay healthy or in shape throughout his career. Bailey is a powerful drive blocker. The Seahawks play the best players. Carpenter's first-round draft status won't matter.
Mon, May 26, 2014 10:37:00 PM

Seahawks declined LG James Carpenter's fifth-year option for 2015.

Carpenter has missed 16 career games due to injuries and struggled when on the field in 2013, so it's an easy decision. He managed to stay healthy for a full season last year, but was a liability in both pass protection and run-blocking. Carpenter is set to make $1.4 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Fri, May 2, 2014 07:35:00 PM

The Seahawks are leaning toward declining LG James Carpenter's club option for 2015.

Carpenter was the 25th pick in the 2011 draft and has missed 16 career games due to injuries. He did start the NFC Championship game and Super Bowl at left guard last season and appeared in all 19 games but was a liability both as a run blocker and pass protector. Carpenter's roster spot could even be in jeopardy.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 05:07:00 PM

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer believes Seahawks LG James Carpenter's roster spot may be in jeopardy.

Carpenter, the 25th pick in the 2011 draft, started 12 games last season, including the playoffs. He was drafted to be a mauling run blocker but has struggled there and in pass protection when he's actually played. Carpenter has one year left on his rookie deal at just over $1.4 million. The Post-Intelligencer thinks second-year UDFA Alvin Bailey may be the future at left guard.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Seahawks LG James Carpenter was forced from Seattle's Week 7 game against the Cardinals with a right foot/ankle injury, but later returned.

The injury-plagued lineman got rolled up, limped off the field and was carted to the locker room. Lemuel Jeanpierre was briefly in the game at left guard, but Carpenter returned after two series.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:04:00 PM

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