Rex Ryan concerned with struggling kicker Carpenter's recent misses

Holding a job as a kicker in the NFL is incumbent on, well, making field goals. If a kicker begins to miss, his job could be on the line. In Buffalo, head coach Rex Ryan is concerned with a recent rash of misses from Dan Carpenter -- a usually-reliable kicker for the Bills. Carpenter has not only missed the newly-modified 33-yard extra point, but he's also missed field goals of 46...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dan Carpenter's coach is concerned about his kicker

Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter has been iffy this preseason, having already missed a pair of field goals and an extra point. His boss isn't thrilled. “I am concerned,” Bills coach Rex Ryan said... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh McCown throws two picks; Browns end half tied 3-3 with Bills

Cleveland Browns 3 Buffalo Bills 3 First Half Recap In the first quarter of Thursday night’s Game 2 of the Cleveland’s preseason, the Browns and Bills left the scoreboard empty. The Bills were able to the ball quite a bit on the Browns defense, but their drives stalled on multiple big plays by outside linebacker Paul Kruger. The Bills drove 57 yards on the opening drive...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Some things you might have missed in the Buffalo Bills’ first preseason game

Football is back (ish)!!! So while Bills fans share their opinions on why Matt Cassel’s steady consistency is a safer idea than the explosive risk of Tyrod Taylor for the next few days, here are a few things your watchful eye may have missed during Friday night’s Bills/Panthers game at Ralph Wilson Stadium: AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier GMs Bold Predictions:...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Cowboys, Lions, Ravens, & Vikings

Bills The Bills activated K Dan Carpenter from the non-football-injury list and added him to their active roster. Cowboys Todd Archer of ESPN writes that the Cowboys are facing a decision regarding MLB Rolando McClain at the start of the season. With McClain suspended for the first four games of the season, the Cowboys could elect ... The post NFL Notes: Bills...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Rankings 2015: Top 10 Kickers In Your Draft

Kickers are an important part of winning NFL games and can play a positive role on your fantasy team as well. That said, don’t make drafting a kicker a priority until every position — including your bench and defense spots — are filled. Here are the top 10 fantasy kickers for the 2015 season. 1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots (Bye Week: 4) Gostkowski is among the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Williams activated from injury list on first day of practice

Just one day after placing him on the non-football injury list, the Buffalo Bills activated defensive end Mario Williams and cleared him to practice. Training camp opened for the Bills on Friday, and Williams will reportedly be on the field with the team for the first day of practice.Williams was added to the injury list along with cornerback Leodis McKelvin and kicker Dan Carpenter...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Thursday 7/30

Bengals Bengals signed WR Greg Little. (NFLTR) Bengals signed rookie WR Desmond Lawrence. Bills Bills placed K Dan Carpenter, CB Leodis McKelvin, and OLB Mario Williams on active/non-football injury list. Bills placed TE Chris Manhertz and DB Cam Thomas on the physically unable to perform list. Browns Browns placed LB Darius Eubanks, WR Marlon Moore, and ... The post...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills place Williams on active/non-football injury list

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have place three players on the active/non-football injury list, including Pro Bowl defensive end Mario Williams. Cornerback Leodis McKelvin and kicker Dan Carpenter were also placed on the list, which is designated for injuries sustained outside of team activities. The Bills did not disclose the nature of the injuries. Because they were placed...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills place Williams, McKelvin, Carpenter on non-football injury list

The Buffalo Bills will open training camp on Friday without three key players on the field. The team placed defensive end Mario Williams, cornerback Leodis McKelvin, and kicker Dan Carpenter on the non-football injury list Thursday.Because of the moves, all three players will be held out of practice until they are medically cleared to play, at which time they can be activated at...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The 10 best players on the Buffalo Bills 2015 roster

The Buffalo Bills are on the road to a successful 2015 season. High-profile player acquisitions and a new coaching staff have revitalized the Bills. Buffalo’s roster is complete with a host of talented players, making it hard to distinguish the best of the best. Breaking down the offense, defense and special teams, reveals Buffalo’s difference-makers. Defensive ends Mario Williams...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills special teams coach: Jordan Gay is a 'high production player'

Most teams in the NFL opt to keep the bare minimum when it comes to special teams. That usually means only having one kicker and one punter on the depth chart until injuries cause a change. The Buffalo Bills were not like other teams as they kept two kickers to go along with a punter in 2014. One of their kickers, Jordan Gay, was used primarily a kickoff specialist. As the 2015 season...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis sidelined by quad injury

There seems to be a very disturbing pattern when it comes to the Miami Dolphins kicker position, and that's the fact that Caleb Sturgis always seems to be injured. That pattern is now continuing as Sturgis has suffered an injury to his quadriceps that will keep him out of practices until at least training camp in late July.Sturgis, a former fifth-round draft pick out of the University...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New Extra Point Rule Could Give Panthers Big Advantage

On Tuesday, the NFL announced the immediate implementation of a revised extra point rule. Team owners, on a 30-2 vote, approved the Competition Committee’s proposal to alter the nature of plays following touchdowns. According to the change, extra point attempts will now be kicked from the 15-yard line—an increase of approximately 13 yards from previous seasons. Two-point attempts...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Carpenter: Extra-point change a step in wrong direction

Tuesday, the NFL announced changes to its extra-point play, moving the kick back to the 15-yard line. A day later, Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter, among others, was already voicing his... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking at the Buffalo Bills 2015 Special Teams Unit

The Buffalo Bills had one of the better special teams units in the NFL last year. Kicker Dan Carpenter was one of the most consistent players on the team. The Bills were one of three teams in the NFL (Philadelphia, Kansas City) to have a punt return and kick return for a touchdown.That’s quite a feat now that the NFL has implemented rules making such return touchdowns rare. However...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kicker Power Rankings: Did Dan Carpenter of the Buffalo Bills make the top five?

Place kickers in the NFL don’t get a whole lot of credit. Even the best of the best is lucky if he earns as much as a second string running back. How come nobody pays any attention when these are the guys scoring all the points? Let’s change all that and make a power rankings list of the best field goal kickers in the NFL. Here are the top ten. They were ranked based mostly on...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

It's a kick! Did you know you can buy a Dan Carpenter T-shirt?

Kickers have merch? Yes, if you're Dan Carpenter. The Buffalo Bills' leg man is having a solid season, having connected on 27 of 31 field goal attempts. And now, you can immortalize good ole Dan by buying a T-shirt. Yes, it exists thanks to a company called 26shirts.com: What's more, it's for a good cause. The proceeds from this shirt go to help Nikki Lardner, a woman who is battling...
Via Fox Sports
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Football takes over in 4th quarter vs Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel took over in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills after starter Brian Hoyer threw his second interception. And promptly led his team to a touchdown. Manziel entered with 12:01 left in the fourth quarter, and Cleveland trailing 20-3. Manziel then capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Arrives in Buffalo

The City of Buffalo has been pounded by the first major snowstorm of the season. The lake-effect driven snowstorm is going to dump in the neighborhood of six…FEET of snow in and around the city of Buffalo. It’s going to be a colossal nightmare for traffic, commuters, schools and the like. The Bills took to Twitter since there isn’t much else to do in Buffalo now. Well the...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills Kicker Dan Carpenter Shovels Out Elderly Neighbors During Blizzard

Sometimes it pays to be neighbors with a professional athlete — even if he’s an NFL kicker. One elderly couple in Buffalo was snowed in Tuesday after an historic blizzard pounded the area with several feet of snow in areas. That’s when Bills kicker Dan Carpenter stepped in to save the day. The good deed likely would have gone unnoticed had it not been for 88-year-old Roy...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter bails out snowbound neighbors

The weather outside was frightful. For Roy and Lorraine Noble, having Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter as a neighbor proved delightful during Tuesday's snowpocalypse. The storm -- which was expected to bring more than six feet of snow to areas in the Buffalo, New York, region -- left many people stranded. Roy and Lorraine Noble, 88 and 87 respectively, called the Buffalo News after...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins break through, top Bills 22-9

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Put simply, the Miami Dolphins were due. They had been on a disastrous stretch against the Buffalo Bills, with one touchdown in a span of 33 possessions overlapping four games - three of which they lost, the fourth one looking like it would have the same outcome. ''I wasn't aware of that statistic,'' Miami coach Joe Philbin said. ''Certainly didn't pass...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins, Bills tied at 3-3 after first quarter

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Miami's Caleb Sturgis and Buffalo's Dan Carpenter exchanged field goals, and the Dolphins and Bills were tied at 3-3 after one quarter of their AFC East matchup on Thursday night. Both teams settled for kicks on their opening possessions of the night. Sturgis connected from 38 yards; Carpenter connected from 33 yards with 13 seconds left in the quarter....
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

BW Predictions: MIA VS BUF by @BLeez17 @BradleyGelber @2ITB_Buffalo @manecci and a cast of 100s

Joe @Buffalowins (4-5)- Well, this is pretty much the season. If the Bills lose, we go to that all familiar place of combing the draft, free agents and possible coaching lists for 2015. If the Bills win tomorrow night, it will give us a glimmer of hope and I guess that’s all you can ask for. A win will mark the 4th consecutive win against Miami which would be the longest streak...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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