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Dan Carpenter signs with Cardinals, Jay Feely's job in jeopardy again

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Former Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter signed with the Arizona Cardinals yesterday. For incumbent Cardinals kicker Jay Feely, the sense of deja vu cannot be welcome.

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Former Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter did not stay unemployed long. After saying he would wait until his wife delivered the couple's first child before signing with a team, Carpenter agreed to join the Arizona Cardinals two days after their son was born, joining his new team yesterday.

Carpenter joins the team after five seasons with the Dolphins, and he goes into Arizona looking to unseat a veteran kicker. In 2008, when Carpenter was signed by the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent, he went through a similar battle, eventually winning the competition.

And, I mean similar. In 2008, Carpenter beat Jay Feely for the Dolphins job. In 2013, Carpenter is hoping to beat out Feely in Arizona.

Poor Jay Feely.

Carpenter, who earned the nickname DC$ ("DC-money") while in Miami, is a career 82% field goal kicker, but missed three big kicks last year, leading to the Dolphins drafting rookie Caleb Sturgis as competition for the veteran. Sturgis was declared the winner, and new Dolphins kicker, on August 14.

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