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August 18, 2017 02:56 PM
Dan Carpenter: Working out for Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter has a workout scheduled with the Jaguars, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Carpenter would compete with Jason Myers for Jacksonville's kicking job if all goes well in the workout. The veteran is currently a free agent after spending the past four seasons in Buffalo, where new Jaguars coach Doug Marrone was in charge during Carpenter's first two years with the team. Last season, the 31-year-old converted 19 of 25 field goals, including all 14 of his attempts from under 40 yards, but he did miss five of 45 extra-point tries.

March 6, 2017 06:08 PM
Dan Carpenter: Released by Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter was released from the Bills on Monday.

Carpenter was 19 for 25 on field goals and 40 for 45 on extra points in 2016. His release leaves the Bills without a kicker currently on the team. Carpenter is free to sign with any team.

December 25, 2016 03:15 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Misses cost Bills slim playoff hopes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter was just 1-for-3 on field goals in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. He made all four of his extra-point attempts, but the two misses -- on a day where Miami's Andrew Franks was better -- ended up making a huge difference in the overtime loss.

Carpenter has typically come up big against his former team, but he and the leaky Buffalo defense wore the goat horns in this one, and the Bills are now officially out of the playoffs for the 17th straight season. At least he gets a good Week 17 matchup at the Jets should the weather cooperate, but with a poor 75 percent success rate on field goals and five missed extra points this season, Carpenter's job may not be a sure thing heading into next year,

December 6, 2016 07:30 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: May not hit 100 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter hit his lone field-goal attempt as well as all three extra-point tries during Sunday's loss in Oakland.

The Bills have a decent offense, but Carpenter simply isn't getting the volume as he has in past seasons, and with 75 points on the campaign he'll at least need average output to hit the century mark for the eighth time in his nine NFL seasons. All four of the Bills' remaining games will be played in stadiums that see the usual December weather patterns (three at home, one at the Jets).

October 11, 2016 05:52 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Misses another extra point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter made his only field-goal try -- a 23-yarder -- but missed one of four extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over the Rams. It was Carpenter's second extra-point miss of 2016 after he missed six of them last season.

Carpenter's job is probably safe unless more hiccups come along, as he's made over 85 percent of his field-goal attempts in each of his three full seasons with the Bills. But the issues with extra points became a nuisance for coach Rex Ryan last season, and between two missed ones in 2016 as well as two missed field-goal tries, he's probably on less sturdy footing than earlier in his stint with the Bills.

September 26, 2016 02:04 AM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Boots a pair
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter made both of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's upset over the Cardinals -- a 19-yarder and a 45-yarder -- but missed one of four extra-point attempts.

The extra-point attempts were a big issue last season, when six misses almost cost Carpenter his job. However, Sunday's miss was his first of the season, and he's been true on eight others. With the Bills winning big, Carpenter's job seems fairly secure for the time being; however, his 17 points on the season put him just tied for 21st among the league's kickers.

August 31, 2016 01:50 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Confirmed as Bills kicker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter's teammate Jordan Gay was released by the Bills on Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Gay was used as a kickoff specialist last season and was brought in for the same potential role this campaign, more so than as a threat to Carpenter's place-kicking job. Despite missing six extra points last season, Carpenter has been reliable throughout his career, converting 84.8 percent of his field-goal attempt, including 96 percent (123 of 128) from inside of 40 yards. He has also made 13 field goals of 50-plus yards (on 19 attempts) in his three seasons with the Bills.

August 5, 2016 12:14 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Locking up his spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter made all 11 of his attempts (between 25 and 47 yards) during Friday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports. The veteran has now hit his last 21 field goal attempts in practice.

No one can see anyone giving Carpenter competition as we start to head toward preseason games, meaning you can pretty much slot him in as the Bills' kicker for Week 1. As long as he can improve upon last season's miserable 34-for-40 output on extra points, his job should be about as safe as it goes in the placekicking world.

August 3, 2016 10:04 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Looking strong in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter went 9 for 9 on his field goal attempts during Tuesday night's practice session. His kicks ranged from 33 to 50 yards, reports.

Carpenter almost lost his job last season, mostly because he couldn't seem to hit an extra point, but coach Rex Ryan stuck with him and he's the clear frontrunner for the job in 2016. He's typically about as clutch as it gets in a poor-weather city like Buffalo, so with the new kickoff rules not penalizing his average length as much, there seems to be little incentive for the Bills to bring in competition for him this summer.

March 15, 2016 01:53 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Accepts renegotiated deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter agreed to lower his 2016 base salary from $2.025 million to $1.775 million, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

A candidate to be released, Carpenter had to make some concessions if he wanted to stick with Buffalo. In addition to a $250,000 pay cut that can be recouped through incentives, he also agreed to move his upcoming $250,000 roster bonus back to September. Carpenter will still have to fend off competition for his job, as last season's 85.2-percent conversion rate on field goals would look a whole lot better if he hadn't missed six extra points.

March 1, 2016 03:00 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Still a Bill for now
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Updating a previous report, Carpenter has not yet been released by the Bills, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

The team still has a lot of cap maneuvering to do and people that follow the Bills are well aware that coach Rex Ryan was less than thrilled with Carpenter's kicking last season - namely his league-"leading" six missed extra points - so Carpenter is far from a lock to stay with the team.

March 1, 2016 10:27 PM
Dan Carpenter: Let go by Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter is a candidate to be released by the Bills, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

In the wake of the NFL's new PAT rule, Carpenter somehow missed six of them in 2015. Given his salary as a veteran kicker, his previous strong seasons may not be enough for the cash-strapped Bills to retain him, especially with big-leg kicker Jordan Gay also on hand.

January 13, 2016 03:50 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Suffers down year in 2015
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter finished the season with 103 points, connecting on 23 of his 27 field-goal attempts and going 34 of 40 on extra point attempts.

Carpenter had the fewest field-goal attempts (27) and worst field-goal percentage (85.2) this season in his three-year stint with the Bills. He also missed six extra point attempts, giving him the second worst percentage in the league. He is under contract through the 2017 season.

December 8, 2015 01:20 AM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Ryan says he'll stick by him
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Following another shaky performance - which included his fifth missed extra point of the season - coach Rex Ryan says he's sticking with Carpenter based on his solid track record of kicking well in poor weather conditions, reports. "We've got a veteran kicker that you guys know he can kick the conditions," said Ryan on Monday. "Not everybody can do that. I think obviously the one kick you can't kick it better than he kicked it, the 50-yarder. So you know that is fine."

We're not sure Ryan would have been so nice had the Bills lost Sunday in part to Carpenter's two missed kicks Sunday. We actually think the coach was a bit harsh on the veteran in the preseason, but now that the season has rolled on we're starting to wonder why Carpenter can't get it right on extra points. With the playoff race so tight, another missed kick could cost the Bills their season. That said, Carpenter has proven he can kick in the nasty Buffalo weather, so there's something to be said about not bringing in a new guy and throwing another variable into the equation, one where the Bills have almost no wiggle room left.

December 7, 2015 01:20 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Clanking and shanking
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter put up six points in Sunday's win over Houston, going 1-for-2 on field goals and 3-for-4 on extra points. The missed field goal was a 50-yarder that would have given the Bills a lead that may have been tough for the Texans to overcome.

A missed 50-yarder is forgivable, but Carpenter missed an extra point (he hit the left upright and it bounced out) that could have proved costly, the second week in a row he's missed one. He's also missed five of them on the season. His 16-for-20 mark on field goals is serviceable for a team that plays most of its games in an outdoor stadium, but Carpenter may be skating on thin ice with the misses in close games. Coach Rex Ryan was all over him during the preseason, then Carpenter quieted things down with a pretty decent run. It looks like Rex's blood pressure may be a little higher again when evaluating his kicker, so we'll see if the coach has anything to say about it this week.

November 13, 2015 01:31 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Strong Thursday production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter made all three of his field goal attempts in Thursday's win over the Jets, plus an extra point.

The 10 points is a nice way to start your games this week if you used Carpenter ahead of the weekend. He missed an extra point that could have proved costly in what was eventually a close game, but he's been mostly clean lately, making seven field goals in a row. That leaves him at 12 for 14 on the season, which gives him much better job security than when Rex Ryan was picking on him pretty much every day during the preseason.

October 16, 2015 04:12 PM
Bills' Dan Carpenter: Slightly more security?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter made both of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over Tennessee, while he didn't attempt a field goal.

Carpenter owners may have gotten a bit of a reprieve when Billy Cundiff was let go earlier in the week, but he's still far from being on Rex Ryan's good side after missing two field goals and an extra point so far. A 130-point scorer in each of his two seasons with the Bills, Carpenter is far off that pace with just 28 points through five games. That puts him 26th in kicker scoring.

October 9, 2015 03:32 PM
Bills kicker Dan Carpenter's job is still safe
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bills coach Rex Ryan acknowledged Thursday that Dan Carpenter is still likely to be his field goal person this week against the Titans, even though the team signed Billy Cundiff this week, reports. "We had Cundiff take the kickoffs (Thursday)," said Ryan. "And then we had Dan basically do the field goals. But we'll see as it goes on. But that's probably how we're going to end up going in the game like that."

Not exactly a ringing endorsement for Carpenter, who's been fantastic with the Bills in the two seasons prior but got on Ryan's bad side in the preseason and has missed two field goals and an extra point already. We'd be shocked if he didn't have urge job this week while Cundiff handles kickoffs, though Carpenter may be one more bad kick away from looking for work.

October 7, 2015 12:21 PM
Bills kicker Dan Carpenter has some competition for the Bills' kicking job after the team signed Billy Cundiff on Wednesday.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bills kicker Dan Carpenter has some competition for the team's kicking job after the team signed Billy Cundiff on Wednesday, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.

Carpenter, who missed a 30-yard field goal this past Sunday against the Giants, is 5 for 7 overall this season, plus he has also missed one of his 12 extra point attempts thus far.

At this stage, it's unclear who will be the Bills' kicker in Week 5, with coach Rex Ryan noting Wednesday with regard to the situation, 'we'll see who will handle everything Sunday based on how the week goes.'

October 7, 2015 09:52 AM
Kicker Billy Cundiff has been signed by the Bills.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kicker Billy Cundiff has been signed by the Bills, according to WKBW in Buffalo.

The veteran kicker will likely be the backup to Dan Carpenter, who has been dealing with a minor knee issue. The Bills released kicker Jordan Gay to make room for Cundiff on the roster.


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