As teams all across the NFL are beginning to pare their rosters from the offseason 90-man limit to Tuesday's 75-player maximum, the Miami Dolphins are hunting for player to add. Saturday night, the team was forced to attempt two point conversions after every touchdown when kicker John Potter was forced from the game with a hip injury on a successful field goal attempt in the first quarter.
Potter is on the roster because incumbent kicker Caleb Sturgis, the club's fifth round draft choice last year, has been battling a groin injury all preseason and may end up on injured reserve.
With two injured kickers, Miami is in need of finding someone who can handle the position's responsibilities for this Thursday's game against the St. Louis Rams, and potentially for the season.
According to a Fox Sports report from Alex Marvez, the Dolphins are going to sign kicker Jake Rogers, a 2011 undrafted free agent from Cincinnati. He has spent time with the New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Redskins. He spent a portion of the 2014 training camp with the Cleveland Browns. He has never appeared in a regular season game.
Punter Brandon Fields was forced to handle kickoff duties for the team Saturday night against the Cowboys. The team went two-for-three on two-point conversion attempts.
Miami's roster currently has 87 players after the team released tight end Michael Egnew, cornerback Jalil Brown, and defensive tackle Micajah Reynolds last week. With the addition of Rogers, the Dolphins will still have to release 13 players by 4pm ET Tuesday to meet the league's roster limit.
A second round of roster cuts will come after the final preseason games, which all teams will play on Thursday. That set of cuts will bring every team to the in-season 53-man roster limit.