The Miami Dolphins are set to release longtime punter Brandon Fields. This report was first broken by the Sun-Sentinel and later confirmed by Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post.
Fields, who was drafted by the Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2007 draft, was scheduled to make $3.9 million dollars this season. Releasing him will save $3.1 million dollars. It is still possible that Fields will agree to re-structure but it is believed that he will test the market to see what his value is. It is also possible that Fields re-signs with the Dolphins after being cut.
This is of course too much money to be paying a punter, especially after the monster deal the team will hand out Ndamukong Suh. The Dolphins must be efficient in all areas of the team to make up for the spending and punter is one area the team would like to make that happen.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs