Bills Sign Kicker Carpenter

September 3, 2013 Updated Sep 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM EDT

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Bills Sign Kicker Carpenter

September 3, 2013 Updated Sep 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, NY – (Bills Press Release/WKBW) The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed free agent K Dan Carpenter to the 53-man roster. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Carpenter (6-2, 228-pounds) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2008. He has converted 127-of-155 field goals (81.9-percent) in his first five seasons with Miami (2008-12), along with 154-of-155 point after tries for 535 points in 76 games played.

The Montana product’s 127 field goals made from 2008-12 are tied for fifth-most among NFL kickers. After being released by Miami on August 14, 2013 he spent time with the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets. Carpenter will wear No. 2.

Bills rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins reportedly suffered a groin injury during Monday's practice.

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