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Caleb Sturgis | Place Kicker

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 190
College: Florida
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Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis may be in danger of losing his job to futures signee Zach Hocker.
Taken in the fifth round of the 2013 draft during the final year of the Jeff Ireland regime, Sturgis has missed 16 of his 71 field goal attempts through two seasons. He's no better than a league-average kicker. Hocker was drafted in the seventh round by the Redskins last year and costs less money. Feb 23 - 5:28 PM

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Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis (groin) says he's back to 100 percent.

Sturgis battled a nagging groin issue through much of camp and nearly lost his job to John Potter. He'll head into Week 1 with a short leash. As a rookie last year, Sturgis was a disappointing 26-of-34 (76.4 percent) on field goals.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis (groin) resumed kicking Tuesday.

Sturgis is in a rush to get back on the field as he tries to hang on to his job. The 2013 fifth-rounder was a disappointment as a rookie, going 26-of-34 (76.4 percent) on field goals. Fantasy owners should be aiming for safer options even if Sturgis gets his groin right.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 08:10:00 AM

Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis' roster spot is in danger as he battles a groin injury.

Sturgis — who also battled groin issues in camp last season — is facing heat from John Potter. Sturgis was 26-of-34 on field-goal attempts as a rookie, putting him below the desired 80 percent threshold.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 07:19:00 PM

The Palm Beach Post considers the Dolphins' kicker competition "over," with rookie Caleb Sturgis as the winner.

While pricey incumbent Dan Carpenter didn't attempt a kick in Friday's preseason game at Jacksonville, Sturgis went 2-of-2 on field goals, including a 58-yarder, and 3-of-3 on extra points. It's still not a fantasy-relevant situation.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 04:11:00 PM

Fifth-round pick Caleb Sturgis has recovered from his groin injury and remains the front runner over Dan Carpenter.

Teams almost never draft kickers they don't intend on keeping. With Carpenter slated to make $2.675 million this season, Sturgis also makes a lot of financial sense. Carpenter's price tag is just too high for a kicker who missed at least five field goals in each of the last three seasons.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Dolphins rookie K Caleb Sturgis is sidelined with a groin injury.

Per the Miami Herald, incumbent Dan Carpenter has "pounced" on Sturgis' absence. Reporter Adam Beasley believes Carpenter was "at least even, if not ahead" in the competition even before Sturgis' injury. It's unusual for teams to use draft picks on kickers they don't intend to start, so Sturgis should still be the favorite provided he gets healthy soon.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 08:26:00 AM

The Palm Beach Post gets the sense the Dolphins' kicker job is fifth-round rookie Caleb Sturgis' to lose.

Sturgis hasn't received as many opportunities as Dan Carpenter in the early going, but the word on the street is that he's battling a groin injury. Carpenter has received the majority of the kicks, but he's missed a number of times from long distance. Carpenter also has a prohibitive $2.7 million salary.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 11:14:00 AM

Dolphins agreed to terms with No. 166 overall pick K Caleb Sturgis on a four-year contract.

The first kicker off the board in this year's draft, Sturgis should be the Dolphins' Week 1 starter barring a training camp face-plant. Teams rarely invest draft picks in kickers they don't expect to start. Dan Carpenter and his $2.7 million salary are on the way out.
Tue, May 14, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Dolphins selected Florida K Caleb Sturgis with the No. 166 overall pick.

Sturgis is the first kicker to come off the board in the 2013 draft. He made 24-of-28 field goals as a senior last season, nailing 8-of-9 from 40-plus yards out. The Dolphins are officially putting Dan Carpenter on notice. Miami can save $2.7 million against the cap by releasing Carpenter.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 03:33:00 PM