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Sophomore Spotlight: Dustin Hopkins

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

After missing his entire rookie season due to injury, Dustin Hopkins faces an uphill battle to make the Bills roster this year. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

When the Buffalo Bills drafted Dustin Hopkins in the 6th round (No. 177 overall) of the 2013 NFL draft, it meant that Rian Lindell’s job was in danger. After spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve, however, it’s his job that’s in danger going into the 2014 season.

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Buffalo Bills Fill 53-Man Roster By Signing Dan Carpenter

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The Buffalo Bills signed Dan Carpenter on Tuesday to fill in for reportedly injured kicker Dustin Hopkins. (Photo: Kelley L. Cox — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills’ 53-man roster will almost certainly have changes from week to week throughout the regular season, but at least for now, the Buffalo Bills have set their first 53-man roster of the season. They made the final move to fill their roster Tuesday with the signing of recently well-traveled kicker Dan Carpenter.

The move to sign Carpenter came as a surprise when initially reported, as rookie sixth-round pick Dustin Hopkins had an impressive preseason to beat out longtime veteran Rian Lindell in training camp. The move came as a necessity, however, after Hopkins suffered a groin injury in practice, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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