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A day after working out four kickers the Miami Dolphins have signed Shayne Graham, who will likely replace Dan Carpenter in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
Carpenter, the Dolphins starter the past four seasons, suffered a groin injury during Thursday’s practice, and his prognosis remains uncertain.
The Dolphins worked out kickers Jeff Reed, Rhys Lloyd and Fabrizio Scaccia on Friday, but opted to sign Graham before Saturday’s practice.
Graham last appeared in a NFL game in 2010 when he played eight games with the New England Patriots.
He made all 12 field goals before being released in the offseason.
This former Virginia Tech kicker has since been released by the Cowboys and Redskins.
He’s played for 11 teams in his 11 year career, and made one Pro Bowl appearance in 2005, when he made 28 of 32 field goals.
Throughout his career he’s made 208 of the 242 field goals he’s attempted, and 315 of 320 extra point attempts.
Carpenter, a former Montana standout the Dolphins discover...
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Dolphins coach Tony Sparano tried to downplay kicker Dan Carpenter’s groin injury on Friday, saying there’s “no five-alarm fire yet.” But the injury, suffered Thursday in practice, is bad enough that Carpenter has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. Buffalo, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. To replace Carpenter Sunday, the Dolphins reportedly signed 12-year [...]
A groin injury will keep kicker Dan Carpenter out of the Miami Dolphins' game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.Carpenter tried to work through the injury in practice but was officially downgraded to out Saturday morning. The Dolphins wasted no time finding a replacement, signing veteran kicker Shayne Graham to take his place Sunday.Carpenter, 25, has hit on 18 of 22 field...
A strained groin will prevent Dan Carpenter from kicking Sunday for the Miami Dolphins against the Buffalo Bills. As a result, Miami signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham on Saturday to kick in the game.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Veteran kicker Shayne Graham has signed with the Miami Dolphins, and he'll be active Sunday against Buffalo if ailing kicker Dan Carpenter is unavailable.
A strained groin will prevent Dan Carpenter from kicking Sunday for the Miami Dolphins against the Buffalo Bills. As a result, Miami will sign veteran kicker Shayne Graham on Saturday to kick in the game, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Miami Dolphins signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham to take Dan Carpenter's spot in the lineup Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, the team announced Saturday.
The Dolphins will turn to Shayne Graham to kick for them today as Dan Carpenter’s groin injury has landed him on the inactive list.
Here are the other inactives for Miami.
K Dan Carpenter
RB Steve Slaton
LB Ikaika Alama-Francis
OT Will Barker
OL Ryan Cook
DT Tony McDaniel
TE Will Yeatman
For the first time since the 2007 regular season finale, the Dolphins will have someone other than Dan Carpenter handling the placekicking chores when they play host to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. But the game probably won't come down to his replacement, Shayne Graham, if the Dolphins continue to do what they did the last two weeks.
MIAMI GARDENS — Tight end Anthony Fasano is listed as active for today’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
Fasano practiced in a limited role this week because of a sprained right ankle. As expected, kicker Dan Carpenter (groin) is on the inactive list. Shayne Graham, who was signed Saturday, will replace Carpenter. On the defensive line, Phillip Merling was active instead...
Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said that kicker Dan Carpenter “experienced soreness” in his groin muscle Thursday evening, prompting the team to workout possible replacements Friday.
There’s only two reasons the Miami Dolphins parade in players for workouts at the end of the week.
It either has to do with a player suffering a last minute injury, or a player falling short of the team’s expectations.
That’s why its a bit surprising to learn that the Dolphins began auditioning kicker on Thursday.
Dan Carpenter, the team’s kicker the past four seasons, hasn’t...
The Dolphins injury list is a short one, but one key addition was made on Friday.
Miami added K Dan Carpenter to the injury report Friday with a right groin injury. He’s listed as questionable.
TE Anthony Fasano is also questionable for Sunday’s game and has been a clutch performer in Miami’s passing game.
It remains to be seen if the Dolphins sign another kicker before...