The Miami Dolphins have decided to go with rookies at both kicking positions, having already replaced Brandon Fields with Matt Darr and now, on the final day of roster cuts, choosing Andrew Franks over Caleb Sturgis. The move is not overly surprising, give Sturgis' struggles with accuracy during his first two years in the league, but it was a close competition all offseason, and Sturgis was assumed to be in the league over the undrafted rookie. However:
Andrew Franks has won #Dolphins kicking competition— Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonPBP) September 5, 2015
The Dolphins also released rookie offensive tackle Aundrey Walker:
Dolphins have informed USC rookie OT Aundrey Walker that they're releasing him but want him on practice squad. Down to 9 or so cuts left.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 5, 2015
The Dolphins, and the rest of the NFL, have until 4pm ET Saturday to reduce their rosters from 75 players to the 53-man limit used in the regular season. The Dolphins, counting Sturgis and Walker as released, are currently sitting with 63 players on the roster and about an hour to go until the deadline.
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