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BDC 3/12: Bills Re-Sign K Carpenter, FAs Visit

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on March 12, 2014 – 9:17 am

— Free agents – CB Nolan Carroll and OL Chris Williams – are in Buffalo visiting with Bills personnel today.

— The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has re-signed K Dan Carpenter. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Carpenter matched a Bills record for field goals made in a season with 33 in 2013 and established a personal best 131 points – third most by a Bill in a season. He converted 33-of-36 field goal attempts and each of his 32 extra point tries to rank sixth in the AFC with 131 points on the year.

The 6-2, 228-pound Montana product joined the Bills as a free agent on September 3, 2013. He spent his first five years in the NFL with Miami after signing with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008.

Carpenter has converted 160-of-191 field goals (83.8-percent) in his career, along with 186-of-187 point after tries for 666 points in 92 games played. His 160 field goals made since 2008 are fourth-most among NFL kickers.

— The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has re-signed TE Mike Caussin. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-5, 243-pound James Madison product entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Jacksonville in 2010 before signing with Buffalo on December 2,, 2010. He has five catches for 41 yards in six games with two starts

— The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has released QB Kevin Kolb. Kolb joined Buffalo’s roster on April 8, 2013 and spent the season on Injured Reserve.

K Dan Carpenter, who re-signed with the Bills yesterday, converts a successful field goal attempt versus the Carolina Panthers last season. Carpenter finished 2013 tying a team record for field goals with 33.  

Dan Carpenter, Buffalo Bills Kicker
Q: Can you sum up why you wanted to stay in Buffalo?
A: It’s a great organization. My wife and I very much enjoyed everyone that we’ve met here, worked with here and the fans are great. Even when I was playing against Buffalo in my Miami days I’ve always recognized how great the fans have been here and their support of the Bills. For us it was a no brainer to come back to Buffalo. We were comfortable and loved it here last year. To be able to go back somewhere and be wanted where you would like to go, you’re very fortunate in this league for that to happen. We’re very happy to be here and excited to see where it goes. 

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Dan Carpenter on Re-Signing With Buffalo
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Jairus Byrd signs with New Orleans
Bills re-sign K Dan Carpenter to 4-year deal
Bills release Kevin Kolb
Report: CB Nolan Carroll to visit Bills
Bills re-sign TE Caussin

Saints Sign Jairus Byrd

Byrd inks big contract with Saints
Bills re-sign Carpenter, Caussin 

Jairus Byrd signs with Saints
Bills release QB Kevin Kolb
Bills sign Carpenter, Caussin as Free Agency Begins 

Buffalo Bills release Kolb, re-sign Carpenter

Bills Lose Byrd to New Orleans

Bills re-sign kicker Dan Carpenter 

Bills sign K Carpenter, cut QB Kolb
Byrd signs with New Orleans 

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Bills react to Jairus Byrd signingByrd’s new contract figuresSaints announce six-year deal with ByrdWhy Carpenter re-signed,Report: Byrd to visit SaintsWinter storm may impact Bills FA planNotes on K Dan CarpenterReport: FA CB Carroll to visit Bills,Report: Byrd return to Bills still possibleWhaley on where it stands with ByrdReport: Moats reps talking with BrownsBills official cap numberPotential FA LB off marketBills cap room less than previously reported

Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
Jairus Byrd calls Saints ‘great opportunity to join a championship organization’
Jairus Byrd won’t return to Bills; Saints sign Pro Bowl safety to 6-year contract
Nolan Carroll would bolster CB corps for Bills
Bills start free agency by re-signing kicker Dan Carpenter, tight end Mike Caussin
Bills release veteran QB Kevin Kolb 

Pro Football Talk
Byrd bags giant deal from Saints
Bills part ways with Kevin Kolb

Buffalo Rumblings
Jairus Byrd contract details: Buffalo Bills couldn’t match New Orleans Saints
NFL free agency 2014: Jairus Byrd signs with New Orleans Saints
NFL free agency 2014: Nolan Carroll to visit Buffalo Bills, per report
NFL free agency 2014: Dan Carpenter re-signs with Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills release Kevin Kolb, per report Buffalo Bills Blog
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Jairus Byrd issues farewell statement
Sources: Saints agree with S Byrd for $54M
Bills do not tender OT Thomas Welch
Report: CB Nolan Carroll to visit Bills
Bills re-sign veteran kicker Carpenter
Bills release QB Kevin Kolb
Bills re-sign TE Mike Caussin
Snow could snarl Bills’ free-agent visits
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NFL Nation Buzz: Buffalo Bills

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Byrd Goes To Saints For 6 Years, $54 Million
Report: Nolan Carroll To Visit Bills
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AFC East Daily
Bills’ departures outshine additions on Day 1 of FA
Saints give Byrd massive contract he was looking for

CBS Sports
Report: Bills release QB Kevin Kolb
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All Sports WNY

Bills re-sign Carpenter
Bills release QB Kolb 

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