Browns Could Have Signed Former Miami Player

Dolphins_Dan_Carpenter_2013Pro Bowl kicker Dan Carpenter’s travel plans changed when he was on his way to Cleveland Monday to compete with fellow Pro Bowler Billy Cundiff for the Cleveland Browns’ vacancy.

He got a call from the Bills, whose rookie kicker, Dustin Hopkins, suffered a groin injury in practice. The Bills decided to sign Carpenter sight unseen, and he opted for the sure thing.

The Browns had a chance to forego the tryout and sign Carpenter on Monday, but they proceeded with their plans to bring kickers in to Berea on Tuesday for the tryout.