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Dolphins release K Dan Carpenter

Updated: August 14, 2013, 5:14 PM ET
Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter lost his training-camp competition for a job Wednesday to rookie Caleb Sturgis.

Carpenter, Miami's kicker the past five seasons, had his contract terminated. The move saves the Dolphins considerable money, because he would have received nearly $2.7 million this year in the final season of a four-year deal.

The Dolphins signaled Carpenter's job was in jeopardy when they drafted Sturgis in the fifth round in April. Sturgis set a school ...

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