The Miami Dolphins have announced the signing of kicker Danny Hrapmann as an injury replacement for incumbent kicker Caleb Sturgis. The Dolphins had to make the move as Sturgis has a groin injury that will likely keep him from playing in Friday's preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. Sturgis did light jogging during some of the team's special teams work at practice on Tuesday, but was not a full participant in the workout.
Hrapmann entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. He was first signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was released near the end of the preseason. He was then re-signed by Pittsburgh in January 2013, but again was released as the preseason closed. In January 2014, Hrapmann signed with the Arizona Cardinals, but was released on August 1. He now joins the Dolphins just days before they hit the field for the first time in the preseason.
Hrapmann played college football at Southern Mississippi.
To make roster space for Hrapmann, the Dolphins waived linebacker Ryan Rau.