The Bills have already stated their desire to bring free agent to be Dan Carpenter back into the fold as their place kicker, but after the Dallas Cowboys re-signed their kicker Dan Bailey to giant extension Thursday, it’s going to prove to be a bit more difficult.
The Cowboys signed Bailey to a reported seven-year extension worth $23 million, which will pay him an average of $3.3M per season. He made his last 21 field goal attempts this past season, which left him 28 for 30 on the season. He also ranked fourth in the league in touchbacks with 52 in 2013.
His big leg on kickoffs is probably the additional asset he brings to the table that Carpenter does not, so perhaps that gives the Bills negotiating room with their kicker. But Carpenter was also 33 for 36 in 2013 and kicked in Buffalo in seven of the team’s 16 games.
Leave it to the Cowboys to drive up the market value.
Tags: Dan Carpenter, NFL free agency
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