Dolphins Extend Carpenter’s Contract

Well, I was out of town today, and couldn’t get to the blog in order to report the contract extension of kicker Dan Carpenter. Anyway, if you haven’t heard yet, the Dolphins have extended their Pro Bowl kicker for three years, keeping Carpenter in Miami through the 2013 season.

The Dolphins handed punter Brandon Fields and long-snapper John Denney extensions earlier this offseason, and now Carpenter is locked up beyond 2010. He was probably the most worthy of an extension out of any of them too, even though both Fields and Denney are solid.

Carpenter split the uprights on 46 of his 53 field goal attempts in his first two seasons, and has come through in the clutch-going 3 for 3 on game-winning situations. Scout.com is reporting the deal is worth $6.21 million from 2011 through 2013.

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