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Jaguars Bringing In Kickers Dan Carpenter & Patrick Murray For Workouts

Ian Rapoport reports that the Jaguars are bringing in veteran K Dan Carpenter for a workout and to possibly compete with K Jason Myers for the starting job.

  • Rapoport adds that free agent K Patrick Murray will also be in attendance for the workout.

Carpenter, 31, began his NFL career with the Dolphins back in 2008. He spent five years in Miami before he was released before the start of the 2013 season. Since then, he has played for the Cardinals, Jets and Bills.

Carpenter was entering the final year of his four-year, $9.95 million contract and set to make a base salary of $2.125 million for the 2017 season when the Bills released him back in March.

In 2016, Carpenter appeared in all 16 games for the Bills and converted 19 of 25 field goal attempts (76 percent) to go along with 40 of 45 extra point tries (88.9 percent).

Murray, 26, signed on with the Buccaneers on a future/reserve back in January of 2014. However, he wasn’t able to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and was later placed on their injured reserve list after clearing waivers.

The Buccaneers, unsurprisingly, placed Murray on waivers after last year’s draft and the Browns later signed him to a contract before placing him on injured reserve a few weeks into the regular season.

Murray signed on with the Saints a few weeks ago but was recently cut loose.

In 2016, Murray appeared in 16 games and converted one of two field goal attempts to go along with three of four extra point tries.