Former Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter is getting an opportunity to work again in the NFL.
Carpenter, whom the Bills replaced with free agent Stephen Hauschka, is receiving an audition from the Jacksonville Jaguars, according Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
#Jaguars are bringing in FA kicker Dan Carpenter to work out and potentially compete with incumbent Jason Myers, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2017
Citing a source, Rapoport tweeted that Carpenter could end up competing with Jason Myers, the Jaguars' incumbent kicker. If Carpenter gets the job, he would be reunited with Doug Marrone, who coached the Bills during Carpenter's first two seasons in Buffalo (2013 and '14). Marrone is in his first year as Jacksonville's head coach.
During the past four seasons with the Bills, Carpenter connected on 109 of 126 field-goal attempts (86.5 percent). He also hit on 137 of 149 extra-point tries.
Carpenter's biggest struggles came in the past two years when extra points increased in distance from 23 to 33 yards. He missed five last season and six in 2015 after missing only one in 64 tries his first two years in Buffalo.
During nine NFL seasons, the first five of which were with the Miami Dolphins, Carpenter made 84 percent of his field-goal attempts and 95.7 percent of his extra-point tries.