Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Lately, it seems that the Dolphins have more injuries at the kicker position than they do throughout the rest of the team combined. Of course, this is exaggeration but the Dolphins have been running through quite a few kickers during camp so far.
With Caleb Sturgis still trying to recover from his groin injury and John Potter injuring his hip, which resulted in his release earlier today, the Dolphins have turned to Jake Rogers, who has never played in a regular season game. In practice today, he missed from 44 yards but hit field goals from 41, 44 and 49 yards.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins hope that Sturgis will be ready for the season opener. If he isn’t, the Dolphins may keep Rogers but also could chase a veteran free agent.
If Sturgis isn’t ready to go, the Dolphins should sign a veteran. There is a ton of pressure in regular season games and they need someone who knows how to handle that type of pressure, especially when the field goals matter the most. A missed field goal or two could be the difference between winning and losing and also making the playoffs or not.