Miami Dolphins Cut Longtime Kicker Dan Carpenter
(DAVIE, Fla.) -- The Dolphins terminated the contract of longtime kicker Dan Carpenter on Wednesday. He was in the final year of his deal with Miami which would have paid him nearly $2.7 million dollars.
The 27-year-old Carpenter had spent his entire five-year NFL career with the Dolphins. In 76 career regular season games, the former Pro Bowler made 127 of 155 field goals attempted while converting on 154 of 155 extra points.
“For the past five seasons Dan has been a tireless worker on the field while devoting countless hours of his time off the field to the betterment of the South Florida community,” Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said in a statement. “He has been a productive player and an outstanding citizen and we wish him and his wife Kaela all the best.”
Miami will now turn to rookie Caleb Sturgis to handle the kicking duties. The Dolphins selected Sturgis out of Florida in the fifth round of this year’s NFL draft.
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