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Jets Sign K Dan Carpenter, Release Billy Cundiff

Update:

Randy Lange of NewYorkJets.com reports that the team has signed recently cut K Dan Carpenter.

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.

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Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that the Cardinals have released K Dan Carpenter.

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.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Arizona Cardinals have signed former Dolphins K Dan Carpenter to a one-year deal.

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.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter tosses out some speculative options for recently released K Dan Carpenter.

  • According to Schefter, the Packers, Seahawks, Browns, Jets and Buccaneers could some interest in Carpenter at some point in the near future.

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The Miami Dolphins announced on Wednesday that they have terminated the contract of K Dan Carpenter.

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.

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