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Bills re-signed K Dan Carpenter.

Carpenter had trouble near the end of his Dolphins tenure, but converted 33-of-36 field-goal attempts last season. He was 4-of-6 from 50-plus yards. Carpenter owns a career 83.8 conversion rate.

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Bills signed K Dan Carpenter.

Carpenter was scheduled to work out for the Browns after the Bills. 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.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bills plan to sign free agent K Dan Carpenter.

It's an indictment of rookie Dustin Hopkins, who was the 177th overall pick in April's draft. The Browns had also shown interest in 27-year-old Carpenter.

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Free agent K Dan Carpenter will work out for the Browns Tuesday.

The Browns cut both Shayne Graham and Brandon Bogotay on Saturday, leaving them without a kicker on the roster. Carpenter will face competition in a Tuesday tryout, but he's the favorite to win the gig.

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Jets released K Dan Carpenter.

Nick Folk will be the Jets' kicker in Week 1.

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Jets signed K Dan Carpenter.

Carpenter's busy preseason continues. He's now on his third team this month after getting cut by the Dolphins and Cardinals. Carpenter will try to beat out Nick Folk by Saturday.

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Cardinals released K Dan Carpenter.

They're sticking with Jay Feely. Carpenter, 27, drew fairly significant interest following his release by the Dolphins and could resurface quickly.

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Cardinals agreed to terms with K Dan Carpenter on a one-year contract.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent K Dan Carpenter "already has work waiting" for him, but he's waiting for his wife to deliver the couple's first child.

As of Thursday, Carpenter's wife was three days past due. The longtime Dolphins kicker was released by Miami on Wednesday, and Schefter reports the Packers, Seahawks, Bucs, Browns, and Jets are teams "likely" to have interest.

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Dolphins released K Dan Carpenter.

The move elicited wows and whoas on Twitter, but it was a fait accompli after the Dolphins used the No. 166 pick on Caleb Sturgis. Teams simply don't draft kickers they don't plan to start. Carpenter has a big leg, but missed two games each of the past two seasons after shanking 11 kicks in 2010. Being injury prone is a quick way for a kicker to lose his roster spot. That being said, Carpenter will be one of the first phone calls kicker-needy teams make this season.