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The Buffalo Bills have had a very busy couple of days this week, with several big decisions being made.

Big Decisions

Buffalo decided to make it official that Tyrod Taylor would be the Bills starting quarterback heading in to their week one game at home against the Indianapolis Colts, while general manager Doug Whaley made the "rogue decision" to cut Fred Jackson.

And now their could be a decision on a third seemingly key player, with Bills head coach Rex Ryan revealing he is worried about the kicker.

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Bills kicker Dan Carpenter has been good the last two seasons, going 67-of-74 in field goals and 63-of-64 on extra points, which makes him 4th in the NFL in accuracy. 

Poor Performance

However, Carpenter is now on Ryan's list of concerns after a shaky start to the preseason that has featured a pair of missed field goals and one missed extra point from the new distance of 33 yards.

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And Ryan addressed his concerns with the kicker to the media yesterday, saying that Carpenter has to improve if he wants to stick around.

“I am concerned,” Ryan said, according to Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News. “That is concerning because he missed a lot of camp. We have to see him kick better. Quite honestly, he needs to."

Ryan is probably going to need his kicker to be good to win some games this year, given the uncertain state of their offense. We'll have to wait and see if Rex sticks with Carpenter or brings in someone new.

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