Dolphins kicker can’t fight for his job this week

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Caleb Sturgis is fighting for his job, but he won’t be able to fight for it this weekend.

According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, Sturgis won’t be able to kick in Saturday’s preseason game against the Cowboys because of a groin injury.

Last year’s fifth-round pick was good early in the 2013 season, but has been inconsistent and plagued by injuries since then.

He aggravated a persistent groin injury before last weekend’s game against the Buccaneers, and John Potter hit field goals from 48 and 51 yards. Sturgis is expected to be back for the preseason finale, but Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he wasn’t sure who’d be kicking in the regular season opener against the Patriots.

“We’ll see. We’ve got a lot of time, ” Philbin said. “We’re open to anything. We haven’t named any kicker. I don’t know who’s going to be kicking for the New England game yet.”

Draft picks usually get plenty of chances, at least a year’s worth, but it’s worth noting that Sturgis was a pick of a General Manager who no longer works there, which could erode any support he might have.

11 responses to “Dolphins kicker can’t fight for his job this week

  1. May the best man win. Every Kicker eventually misses a big one, but in Stugis’ young career he missed a few easy ones and seems hurt a lot. I really miss Olindo Mare! He was not great from 50+ but was easily the most consistent and certainly the best Dolphins Kicker in history. Carpenter was pretty good too until his Contract outgrew his performance. Nonetheless, I like to have him back at this point.

  2. mistrezzrachael says: Aug 19, 2014 4:09 PM

    Other than one kick off…Do you really think the Dolphins need a kicker vs NE?

    Yes we do. We are too classy to go for two after each Touchdown.

  3. mksnpcola says:
    Aug 19, 2014 6:14 PM
    mistrezzrachael says: Aug 19, 2014 4:09 PM

    Other than one kick off…Do you really think the Dolphins need a kicker vs NE?

    Yes we do. We are too classy to go for two after each Touchdown.

    CLASSY???…This team has been a mess for years. With Ross as owner, about the only classy thing Dolphins have is their halftime show.

    Dolphins are, and have been a 2nd tier team now for decades..That is no ones opinion, it is a fact.

    Week to week, they cannot compete with the NFL’s elite, do not have the players, coaching or management…more or less, a cleaner version of the jets.

  4. if they let him go, i think they will regret it. Potter’s not bad, but i think Sturgis can kick

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