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Jets cut Billy Cundiff, sign Dan Carpenter

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In a swap of veteran kickers, Billy Cundiff is out of work and the well-traveled Dan Carpenter is on the move again.

The Jets have announced that they released kicker Billy Cundiff and signed kicker Dan Carpenter today. Carpenter will now have a few days to compete with Nick Folk before the Jets choose one for their 53-man roster.

Cundiff has been with the Jets for four weeks and made all of his field goals and all of his extra points in the preseason, but that wasn’t enough to keep his spot on the roster.

Carpenter has had a busy preseason: He was cut by the Dolphins, signed briefly with Arizona and then cut by the Cardinals.

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18 Responses to “Jets cut Billy Cundiff, sign Dan Carpenter”
  1. bennyb82 says: Aug 27, 2013 12:02 PM

    Now that the kicker situation is settled, the Jets will now turn their focus to actually getting into field goal range.

  2. whatnojets says: Aug 27, 2013 12:03 PM

    Something wrong with his toes?

  3. lifeimitatesfootball says: Aug 27, 2013 12:15 PM

    This is amazing…Dan Carpenter is directly responsible for the Dolphins losing two games last year because he missed FGs–the games against the Cardinals and the Jets (in Miami). So, who signs Carpenter after the Fins release him?

    The Cardinals, who then release him…and then the Jets.

  4. ingraven says: Aug 27, 2013 12:17 PM

    @whatnojets EVERYTHING is…

  5. hehateme2 says: Aug 27, 2013 12:18 PM

    Jets still picking through the Dolphins garbage bin.

    Too bad he’s too late for Tony FistPump.

  6. ballinmore says: Aug 27, 2013 12:20 PM

    The only outsider happier to see the Ravens win the Super Bowl this year than Cundiff was Lee Evans.

  7. joeytorontosucks says: Aug 27, 2013 12:40 PM

    In the past 3 years how many ex-dolphins have the Jets signed? Just curious…

  8. dynaco says: Aug 27, 2013 12:54 PM

    Jets are keeping Folk and did Billy a favor so as to catch on with another team. Dan is simply an expendable preseason leg. Come on guys, do i always have to be the brains around here?

  9. pftard says: Aug 27, 2013 12:59 PM

    This is Good News for Billy Cundiff, because there’s no way the Jets would be getting into FG territory this year.

    At least he has a chance to sign w/ a team that legitimately ‘needs’ a Kicker.

  10. getyourownname says: Aug 27, 2013 1:07 PM

    I’m betting Billy successfully finds a new job before Rex.

  11. sbchampsagain says: Aug 27, 2013 1:09 PM

    Billy would be awesome for the Jets. He never misses FGs in the regular season. The post season is another story.
    But he wouldnt have to worry about that in NY!

  12. idothis2 says: Aug 27, 2013 1:11 PM

    hehateme2, at least when the dolphins picked up the jets trash he lead them to the playoffs the last time they were in about a 1/2 decade ago. Dolphins have no reason to take that bag off their heads yet.

  13. bsizemore68 says: Aug 27, 2013 1:20 PM

    After all, they are still the Jets, what do expect from New jerseys Wets. Bill

  14. miamatt says: Aug 27, 2013 1:56 PM

    I doubt Carpenter gets the job, he’ll more likely be somebody’s in-season replacement for injury or performance issues.

    If, on the other hand, he did hang on with the Jets, at least Carpenter would get two more shots at winning games for Miami.

  15. opinion157983 says: Aug 27, 2013 2:09 PM

    Carpenter is far too good of a guy to deserve this.

  16. multiplemiggs says: Aug 27, 2013 6:35 PM

    You people really think the Jets will never make it to field goal territory? lol the sad part is you actually think your funny. Your tired lame jokes are pathetic and you are miserable followers and bandwagon jumpers. I am a leader. And being I am different and am my own own person, I say the crappier the team, the more field goals they kick! morons dont even know football

  17. jrcoop says: Aug 27, 2013 9:12 PM

    Carpenter is a good guy and a decent kicker. His only issue is making longer field goal attempts, which may be the only opportunity he would get with the Jets offense.

  18. riverhorsey says: Aug 27, 2013 11:16 PM

    Can’t believe Rex didn’t like a foot.

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