Dolphins sign special teamers to extensions

The Dolphins continue to hand out contract extensions to players that only Dolphins fans have heard of.

David Neal of the Miami Herald reports the team signed punter Brandon Fields and long-snapper John Denney to contract extensions recently.

Fields was selected in the seventh-round of the 2007 draft and will earn $1.59 million combined in base salary for 2011 and 2012.  Denney got three years and $2.65 million tacked on to his current deal and is signed through 2013.  It’s unclear what upfront money the players received. 

Miami also locked up linebacker Tim Dobbins for two extra years this week.

11 responses to “Dolphins sign special teamers to extensions

  1. Long snapper – check
    Punter – check
    Back-up LB – check
    Super Bowl baby!
    : )
    gotta love roster moves in June.

  2. These positions are important. Brandon Fields was drafted with the 7th round pick that the Dolphins got for Wes Welker. WooHoo!

  3. It’s sad that only dolphins fans have heard of these players. They are both some of the best at their positions.

  4. “The Dolphins continue to hand out contract extensions to players that only Dolphins fans have heard of.”
    Which is how smart management builds a team. Not with over priced, big name, has been players, who’s more expensive contracts make it difficult to sign key “core players”. So teams like the Dolphins will be able to maintain a “core” group of players while having the flexibility to add a key free agent for years to come, not just one season (i.e. Patriots, Indy, Pburg etc). Moreover, the no-name players often are as effective on the field as the name players (sometimes more so).

  5. Punter and Long Snapper are going to be two of, if not the two, most important positions on the ’10 Dolphins

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