I wrote this last night - Dan Carpenter has been released.
It is practically a foregone conclusion that this is Dan's swansong, these last few preseason games. I only ask why cut Carpenter when there are at least 4 or 5 teams with kicker problems? Dan Carpenter's career numbers show he is 96% accurate inside 40 yards. There are plenty of teams who would love that consistency.
We should try to trade carpenter for a veteran Offensive Tackle. Dallas and Tampa Bay, to name two, need a quality Kicker. We need one more solid backup offensive tackle for depth. However, if we could get a 6th or 7th round pick (even though it is unlikely that a team would give up a pick), we could go that route.
Food for thought. What do you think?