For the third time this week, the Miami Dolphins have placed a player on injured reserve. Joining tight end Charles Clay and running back Daniel Thomas is kicker Dan Carpenter. Carpenter, who has hist 15 of his last 16 field goals after a rough start to the season, has a groin injury that will not allow him to play the remainder of the season.
To replace Carpenter, the Dolphins have signed former Pro Bowl kicker Nate Kaeding. Kaeding is the most accurate kicker in NFL history and spent his first eight seasons in the league with the San Diego Chargers. He is 180-for-207 all time on field goals, with an 86.9% completion percentage. Keding was selected to the 2006 and 2009 Pro Bowls, and was a First Team All Pro Selection in 2009.
The Dolphins host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, looking to keep their slim playoff chances alive.