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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
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills kicker Dustin Hopkins placed on IR

Buffalo Bills have placed kicker Dustin Hopkins on injured reserve due to a groin injury per Buffalo Bills twitter account. #Bills place rookie K Dustin Hopkins on IR— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 7, 2013 Hopkin beat out veteran kicker Rian Lindell during training camp and suffered the groin injury a week before the season opener. The groin...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills place rookie PK Dustin Hopkins on IR

Buffalo rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins has been placed on season-ending injured reserve because of a groin injury sustained last month. Bills coach Doug Marrone announced the move Monday, saying Hopkins was having difficulty kicking off in practice. The Bills also needed to free up a roster spot to promote quarterback Thad Lewis off of the practice squad. Lewis was activated Monday...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Hopkins Placed On IR

Bills kicker Dustin Hopkins was placed on injured reserve due to a groin injury.Fantasy Spin:Hopkins had not kicked all season because of the injury and Dan Carpenter will continue to man the position. Carpenter is 11-of-12 this season.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo kicking situation far from settled

Bills kicker Dan Carpenter will compete with rookie Dustin Hopkins, when the latter is fully recovered from a groin ailment. Buffalo coach Doug Marrone addressed the kicking situation on Thursday, leaving the door open for Hopkins despite the signing of Carpenter earlier this week. The Bills open the season Sunday vs. New England. ''There's a lot of different scenarios...
Via Fox Sports
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Bills K Hopkins Injured, Team Signs K Dan Carpenter

Orchard Park, NY- ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Buffalo Bills rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins injured his groin in practice today, resulting in the team signing ex-Dolphin kicker Dan Carpenter.   Buffalo decided to sign former Dolphins K Dan Carpenter after its kicker Dustin Hopkins injured his groin during practice today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2013 miamiherald...
Via New York Sports-Kings
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills sign Dan Carpenter

The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent kicker Dan Carpenter, who’s hopped around from team to team during the preseason. Buffalo decided to sign former Dolphins K Dan Carpenter after its kicker Dustin Hopkins injured his groin during practice today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Bills sign...
Via Pro Football Zone
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Hopkins to replace Lindell

The Buffalo Bills have released longtime kicker Rian Lindell. The 36-year-old Lindell spent the last 10 years in Buffalo and is the most accurate kicker in Bills history with a field goal percentage of 83.3 percent. The release means that rookie Dustin Hopkins has won Buffalo's kicking competition. Hopkins, chosen 177th overall, has displayed a much stronger leg than Lindell...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills Release Kicker Ryan Lindell

According to the Buffalo Bills team website, the franchise has released longtime kicker Ryan Lindell Monday morning. Lindell, who a year and a half ago signed a four year, $11 million extension, was given his walking papers not to much surprise. Buffalo chose kicker Dustin Hopkins in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, putting the writing on the wall for Lindell’s termination...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Welcome to the NFL Dustin Hopkins, Your offficially the Bills kicker; Lindell released

If you are looking for a fantasy football kicker, one just came available. Dustin Hopkins was named the starting kicker of the Buffalo Bills today when Rian Lindell the 10 year NFL vet was released. Hopkins was the highest rated kicker in this year’s draft and the Buffalo Bills wanted to bring in competition for […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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