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Hopkins' fate with Bills hinges on specialist role

BY DAN BEGNOCHELast season, Dan Carpenter was brought in as an injury replacement for Buffalo Bills kicker Dustin Hopkins, following his release by the Miami Dolphins. He subsequently put up career bests in field goal percentage and points in 2014 and was awarded a four-year contract for his efforts.While a kick-off with the younger Hopkins seemed like a given this season now that...
Via AFC East Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Buffalo Bills K Dan Carpenter not named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Bills
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Bills let Dan Carpenter walk after one of his best seasons?

Last year no one wanted Dan Carpenter, but after he had a terrific year the Buffalo Bills are now forced with a tough decision.  Do they re-sign him to create competition for Dustin Hopkins who they drafted or just let him walk? The most ideal scenario would be to let re-sign Carpenter and have him […]The post Could the Bills let Dan Carpenter walk after one of his best seasons...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign kicker Dan Carpenter

One thing is crystal clear, Steve Keim and Bruce Arians will try to improve the Cardinals roster no matter what time of the season it may be. The Cardinals signed kicker Dan Carpenter early Wednesday, according to a number of media sources.
Via One is the Loneliest Number
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins cut veteran kicker Dan Carpenter

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins might have done Dan Carpenter a favor. He wasn't going to beat out rookie Caleb Sturgis at kicker. But instead of making Carpenter a late cut, the Dolphins terminated his contract Wednesday. That gives Carpenter more of a chance to find another job before the NFL season starts in three weeks. "On behalf of the Miami Dolphins, I would like...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins Terminate The Contract Of K Dan Carpenter

The Miami Dolphins announced on Wednesday that they have terminated the contract of K Dan Carpenter. Carpenter, 27, has been in a competition with fifth-round pick Caleb Sturgis throughout training camp. The most recent reports suggested that Sturgis was favorite to win the job and the fact that Carpenter was set to make a base salary of $2.675 million for the upcoming season...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Carpenter not dwelling on past

DAVIE, Fla. Dan Carpenter stood in front of his locker the other day wearing a hat that read Still Perfect. That referred to the 1972 Miami Dolphins, not the 2012 Dolphins kicker. Carpenter hardly was perfect in a 23-20 loss last Sunday against the New York Jets. He missed a 47-yard field goal with 10:48 left in regulation that proved pivotal. Then he shanked a 48-yarder in overtime...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Dolphins kicker on suicide watch?

Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter missed two “make-able” field goals in a 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Jets and after listening to his post-game remarks you might want to take any sharp items away from him. Understanding the importance of the loss for the Dolphins, Carpenter was apologetic and depressed after the game. “I let the team down. First of all there shouldn’t...
Via The Penalty Flag
September 23, 2012  |  1 Comment

Carpenter Appears Set to Return & Feinga is BACK!!

The Miami Dolphins have been without former Pro Bowl Kicker, Dan Carpenter for 2 games now.  Shayne Graham has done a good enough job filling in for Carpenter, connecting on 4 of 5 field goal chances for the Dolphins.  Well, it appears the Carpenter’s groin injury is feeling better, as the Dolphins released Shayne Graham [...]
Via Phin Nation
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins work out 3 kickers…hinting that Carpenter is injured

If there’s one thing the Miami Dolphins have done well over the last few years, it’s kicking field goals.  This ‘strength’ of the Dolphins could take a hit in the very near future as there is speculation that former Pro Bowler Dan Carpenter could be injured.  Today, the Dolphins brought in 3 kickers for workouts [...]
Via Phin Nation
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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