The Facts: The Bills announced the release of five players on Monday, including Carpenter, cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman and long snapper Garrison Sanborn.
Diehards Line: Carpenter spent the last four years in Buffalo, but saw his effectiveness decline the last two years. The change in extra points was a particular problem for Carpenter as he missed 11 over the last two years while going 42-of-52 on field goals. His departure saves the Bills $2.4 million under the cap. The Bills rounded out the group of cuts by parting ways with tight end Gerald Christian and safety Phillip Thomas.