Dan Carpenter has led the life of an NFL journeyman for just three weeks. He’s already been with three different teams this season, and he’ll hope to have finally landed a home.
The Buffalo Bills signed Carpenter on Monday according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, eliminating the need to work out with the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have since scheduled former kicker Billy Cundiff for a workout on Tuesday.
Rotoworld has the scoop on what’s been happening with the Bills’ kicking situation, needing Carpenter after losing their rookie kicker to an injury.
The 27-year-old has spent time with the Dolphins, Jets, and Cardinals over the past three weeks. Bills rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins injured his groin in Monday’s practice, which explains Buffalo’s sudden need. The Bills could end up placing Hopkins on injured reserve, or Carpenter will fill in until Hopkins is ready.
Carpenter spent his first five seasons in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, making 127 of 155 field goal attempts and missing just one of his 155 extra points. 20 field goals were made beyond 50 yards, and his career long is 60 yards.