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Posted: Monday, 02 September 2013 7:27PM

Report: Injury induces Bills to sign kicker



(WGR 550) -- Still with one roster spot available many were wondering what position the Buffalo Bills would address it with. Thanks to an injury suffered during the first week of practice, the Bills will be using that vacancy on another kicker.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bills are going to sign free agent kicker Dan Carpenter to an undisclosed contract. The move is in response to a groin injury suffered by Bills rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins during Monday's practice according to the report.

Carpenter lost the kicking competition with the Miami Dolphins during training camp to rookie Caleb Sturgis. He then signed with the Arizona Cardinals, only to be cut four days later on August 25. Then on August 28 Carpenter signed with the New York Jets, only to be released again on Saturday, August 31.

In five years with the Dolphins, Carpenter made 81.9-percent of his 155 field goal attempts with a long of 60 yards back in 2010. The 27-year old had a visit scheduled with the Cleveland Browns but cancelled in order to fill the Bills' current void.

If the signing becomes official, the Bills will have a full 53 players on their active roster.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

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