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Just for Kicks: Marshall Morgan outkicks Dan Carpenter on day one of Bills camp

The Bills have a good old fashioned kicker battle on their hands.

The Buffalo Bills may have a kicker battle on their hands at training camp.

Dan Carpenter is coming off of his worst season with the Bills after coverting 23-of-27 field goal attempts and 34-of-40 extra points. Buffalo didn't draft a kicker to compete with Carpenter, but they did sign Marshall Morgan as an undrafted free agent. The former Georgia Bulldog kicker will have to out kick Carpenter throughout camp and that's exactly what he did on the first day of training camp.


In his senior season at Georgia, Morgan only converted 72 percent of his field goal attempts (18-of-25), but was a perfect 38-of-38 on extra point attempts. Morgan will need to continue to out kick Carpenter on field goal attempts, but one advantage Morgan may have over Carpenter is on kickoffs. Morgan has a big leg and the Bills have employed a kickoff specialist, Jordan Gay, to handle this responsibility. If Morgan is on par with Carpenter in terms of field goals, he may end up winning the job due to his ability to also handle kickoffs.


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