To make room for Carpenter the Jets have released K Billy Cundiff who was in competition with K Nick Folk to earn the starting job. Carpenter will now get that opportunity to earn the starting job on the Jets and solidify a spot on a roster.
Carpenter who was to a one-year deal a couple days ago, apparently wasn’t able to beat out Jay Feely for the starting job. The fact that Carpenter had a $70k roster bonus coming his way if he were able to crack the team’s 53-man roster probably also factored into the Cardinals’ decision.
There are still some teams in need of help at kicker, so we’ll have to see if gets another shot at some point in the near future.
Carpenter, 27, converted 22 of 27 field goal attempts (81.5%) for Miami last season, but ultimately lost out fifth-round pick Caleb Sturgis.
Carpenter will compete with Cardinals current kicker Jay Feely who converted 68-of-79 (86.0 percent) of his field goals last season.
- According to Schefter, the Packers, Seahawks, Browns, Jets and Buccaneers could some interest in Carpenter at some point in the near future.
Carpenter, 27, has been in a competition with fifth-round pick Caleb Sturgis throughout training camp. The most recent reports suggested that Sturgis was favorite to win the job and the fact that Carpenter was set to make a base salary of $2.675 million for the upcoming season most likely factored into the decision as well.
It will be interesting to see if Carpenter finds interest in the coming days.
Cardinals released K Dan Carpenter today, per source.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 25, 2013