In an obvious attempt to free up some cap space, the Miami Dolphins have cut their veteran K Dan Carpenter. CBS Sports reports that the Dolphins have apparently decided to go with the younger and cheaper rookie fifth round pick Caleb Sturgis.
Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland made a statement about Carpenter who had been with the team since 2008:
“I would like to thank Dan for his contributions he has made as a member of the organization. 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.”
Carpenter holds the franchise’s record with a 60-yard field goal kick in 2010, and his 535 points is the fifth highest total in team history. However, it’s no secret that the NFL is a business. The move will save the Dolphins approximately $2.7 million.
The Dolphins now make way for Sturgis, who has shown some promise by hitting a 58-yard field goal against the Jaguars.