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Bills release Dan Carpenter, Nickell Robey-Coleman

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There are a few more free agents hitting the street ahead of the start of the new league year this Thursday.

The Bills announced the release of five players on Monday, including kicker Dan Carpenter, cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman and long snapper Garrison Sanborn.

Carpenter spent the last four years in Buffalo, but saw his effectiveness decline the last two years. The change in extra points was a particular problem for Carpenter as he missed 11 over the last two years while going 42-of-52 on field goals. His departure saves the Bills $2.4 million under the cap.

Robey-Coleman’s exit will save the team $1.65 million under the cap. He played every game for the Bills over the last four years and saw most of his time working out of the slot. Robey-Coleman had his ups and downs last year and found himself dropped from the lineup at times, but he’s done enough well to land a job in a league that’s always looking for corners.

Sanborn joined the Bills in 2009 and was set to make $950,000 in 2017. The Bills rounded out the group of cuts by parting ways with tight end Gerald Christian and safety Phillip Thomas.

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  1. tkels says: Mar 6, 2017 3:58 PM

    I can see why all of these players would be cut EXCEPT Sanborn…I haven’t seen a bad snap from that guy in years…like, literally years. He’s the most consistent and healthy guy on the damn team (correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t recall him EVER missing a game…) & he’s an asset to special teams! The guy that replaces him better be the TRUTH!!

  2. gah05 says: Mar 6, 2017 3:58 PM

    Too many PAT’s missed, Carpenter release is no surprise.

  3. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 6, 2017 4:02 PM

    Meh. Carpenter was struggling, so no surprise there. Still can’t believe we let Chris Hogan get away.

  4. i, flounder says: Mar 6, 2017 4:34 PM

    now carpenter can go back to his first love of getting stupid drunk, on flimsy boats, while listening to skynyrd, in florida.

  5. nookers says: Mar 6, 2017 4:34 PM

    when he cut his long hair, his game went downhill. bring back the locks!

  6. sjsmarts1 says: Mar 6, 2017 5:43 PM

    Thought Sanborn was pretty solid and Robert-Coleman was good depth. I guess we feel there are cheaper options… until we miss a Game winning FG because of the snap!

  7. billswillnevermove says: Mar 6, 2017 6:11 PM

    There is another story to Dan Carpenter. He is a decent human being, guy would give you the shirt off his back. Yes, his game went south, the extra points. Guy was money in the bank for a couple of years, he might stick around. I wish him the best of luck and thank him for his time in Buffalo. The other side of Dan Carpenter? He lives on my street. During that huge snow storm we had? He was out helping people on the whole street. He was shoveling out people, nobody asked him for anything. He just did it. He shoveled out people that were too old to shovel. I have met him and his wife several times, they are great people. Thank you Dan Carpenter from the bottom of my heart for what you did for the neighbors!! You are a class act!!!

  8. billswillalwayssuck says: Mar 6, 2017 11:53 PM

    billswillnevermove says:
    Mar 6, 2017 6:11 PM

    There is another story to Dan Carpenter. He is a decent human being, guy would give you the shirt off his back. Yes, his game went south, the extra points. Guy was money in the bank for a couple of years, he might stick around. I wish him the best of luck and thank him for his time in Buffalo. The other side of Dan Carpenter? He lives on my street. During that huge snow storm we had? He was out helping people on the whole street. He was shoveling out people, nobody asked him for anything. He just did it. He shoveled out people that were too old to shovel. I have met him and his wife several times, they are great people. Thank you Dan Carpenter from the bottom of my heart for what you did for the neighbors!! You are a class act!!!

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    You’d think that a guy who played in the NFL wouldn’t have to live in a trailer park. I guess some guys really don’t make much money in the NFL. But the really funny part is a jills fan thinking that he can recognize class!!! LOL

  9. ncphinsfan says: Mar 7, 2017 12:05 AM

    To every Bills fan that Trolled the Fins about Carpenter. “told you so…”

  10. joetoronto says: Mar 7, 2017 9:13 AM

    What a pile of crap.

  11. billswillnevermove says: Mar 7, 2017 10:25 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Mar 7, 2017 9:13 AM

    What a pile of crap.
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    Stacked up all the way to you’re front door.

  12. RegisHawk says: Mar 7, 2017 1:16 PM

    Looks like the wife better get out that equipment…

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