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Miami Dolphins Cut Kicker Dan Carpenter

August 14th, 2013 at 6:18 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

For the past five seasons, Dan Carpenter has kicked for the Miami Dolphins. He hit a 60-yarder in 2010 as the team's longest on record. Today, Carpenter was relieved of his kicking duties by the Dolphins. Carpenter was undrafted and was singed in 2008 out of the University of Montana. He made the Pro Bowl in 2009 and has amassed 535 points hitting 82 percent of his field goals.

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General Manager Jeff Ireland broke the news.

"On behalf of the Miami Dolphins, I would like to thank Dan for his contribution he has made as a member of the organization," Ireland said. "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. He has been a productive player and an outstanding citizen and we wish his wife Kaela all the best."

The Dolphins now look to rookie Caleb Sturgis to handle the kicking chores. The fifth round draft pick will make $576,140 this season while Carpenter will count for $312,000 against the cap this season. He was set to earn $2 million.

 

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Tags: Caleb Sturgis, Dan Carpenter, Football, Jeff Ireland, Miami, Miami Dolphins, NFL

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