Miami Dolphins Sign Pro Bowl Placekicker Dan Carpenter To Extension

July 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the same offseason they signed long snapper John Denney and punter Brandon Fields to contract extensions, the Miami Dolphins have likewise rewarded the third and final member of their core special teams unit.

It was reported today that the Dolphins signed placekicker Dan Carpenter to a three-year, $6.21 million contract extension.

According to Alain Poupart of Scout.com, Carpenter will earn base salaries of $1 million in 2010, $2.53 million in 2011, and $2.68 million in 2012.

The extension comes roughly four months after Carpenter re-signed with the Dolphins on a one-year, $470,000 contract as an exclusive-rights free agent.

In addition to more than doubling Carpenter's 2010 earnings, the new contract also buys out Carpenter's first two years of restricted free agency.

Barring an extension of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, Carpenter will be a restricted free agent for two more seasons after this contract expires before he w...

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