Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 1:15pm
Buffalo made a pair of roster acquisitions Wednesday to address their kicking and return game, while providing depth to their receiving corps. The Bills signed veteran free agent kicker Billy Cundiff and free agent WR Denarius Moore.
The kicking game has been under scrutiny after veteran Dan Carpenter went 3-6 on field goals in the preseason. Carpenter remained on the roster Tuesday, but kickoff specialist Jordan Gay did not. Buffalo replaced Gay with veteran kicker Billy Cundiff.
Billy Cundiff practiced inside FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday, working on his mechanics and hoping to snap out of his recent funk.
He won't play there Sunday.
Cundiff's release comes a week after he missed a 40-yarder in a one-point loss to Indianapolis and following two days in which he kicked well in practice before injuring his knee.
Cundiff missed Friday's practice and coach Mike Pettine said the 34-year-old veteran had injured himself the previous day, the story said. Cundiff refused to discuss his injury, deferring all questions about his status to Pettine. Although Cundiff had a sleeve on his left leg, the Browns said on their injury report he hurt his right knee.
Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm
Browns K Billy Cundiff (right knee, questionable) missed practice Friday and is questionable for Week 15.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:25pm
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:18pm
Browns K Billy Cundiff (right thigh, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 4. Look elsewhere for your Week 4 kicker.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:51pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7:29pm
Carpenter is a career 81.9% kicker while Cundiff was just 75.5%. Carpenter is only 10-for-20 in his career from 50-plus yards, though. Either way, it's an upgrade, but the Jets offense is going to have to get him in position first...
Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 12:52pm
Monday, October 8, 2012, 8:47am
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan expressed disappointment Sunday in kicker Billy Cundiff, who missed a 31-yard field goal for a second consecutive week. Shanahan said immediately after Washington’s 24-17 loss to Atlanta that he didn’t know what the Redskins would do about their kicking position. The coach said that he wanted to wait until tomorrow to make a decision.
Cundiff missed a 31-yard field goal that would have given the Redskins a 10-0 second quarter lead. Last week, he missed a 41-yarder, a 57-yarder and 31-yarder against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before making a 41-yard attempt to win the game with three seconds on the clock.
It is important to keep track of kicker movement, especially in leagues that do not allow waiver transactions between the draft and Week 1. In such leagues, you don't want to get stuck with a kicker that gets cut or injured and have no backup on the roster.
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