Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Carpenter inks multi-year deal to stay with Bills


Less than a year ago, kicker Dan Carpenter was bouncing around training camps across the league after being released by the Miami Dolphins.

The Buffalo Bills, after an injury to their rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins, gave him a chance in the form of a one-year deal. Carpenter turned that opportunity into a long-term deal.

The Bills announced Tuesday that they were re-signing Carpenter to a multi-year contract. The six-year veteran had his best season as a pro in 2013, converting 33-of-36 field goal attempts including four-of-six from beyond fifty yards.

Hopkins, who was a 2013 fourth round draft pick, now has an unclear future. He spent last season on the injured reserve with a groin injury.

The team also announced that they've re-signed restricted free agent Mike Caussin. The reserve tight end has caught five passes in his career, all coming in his 2011 rookie season.

The James Madison alum has yet to play in a game since tearing his ACL at the end of that 2011 campaign.

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