Just had this thought. The Carpenter release seems a bit odd. In the past, if we are resigning someone who has already been the team, generally the release/signing are announced together so that the incoming player can get back in the facility ASAP. If we are calling up someone from the PS, that generally happens on Saturday ( just before the game) and then a player is released (commonly known as the 54 man roster move around the NFL). This is so that the player who is released (and has a high chance of returning at some point) can practice all week I.E. Ventrone last year. Neither one of these 2 scenarios have happened , so it is my thinking that there are 2 possible things going on here. 1. A possible trade is in the mix, or at least BB is looking for a trade partner to shore up some part of the team. So basically he wants the roster spot open so he can pull the trigger as fast as he needs to without having to go through the paper work/red tape of releasing someone. OR 2. Brian Waters has decided to return to the team for the second half of the season during the bye week. I would say this is less likely as usually players wouldn't come into the building in the first week, but would wait until the 2nd week. Just my 2 cents as I was pondering why BB chose this time to release Carpenter.