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Report: Dolphins Sign Fields to Extension

Posted By The Finsiders On August 6, 2012 @ 10:54 am In Football | 1 Comment

[1]When the 2012 season ends, the Dolphins will have one less player entering free agency than expected.

On Saturday, according to the Palm Beach Post’s Ben Volin [2], the team signed one of its steadiest performers, punter Brandon Fields, to a four-year extension. Fields, a seventh-round pick in 2007 , posted a franchise-record 48.8-yard average last season (third-best in the NFL behind San Francisco’s Andy Lee and Oakland’s Shane Lechler.)

League sources told Volin that Fields’ new deal, which runs through the 2016 season,  will be worth $13.3  million ($3.3 million guaranteed), making him the fifth-highest paid punter in the NFL.

Fields is entering sixth season with the Dolphins–only long snapper John Denney has a longer tenure with the franchise.

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[2] according to the Palm Beach Post’s Ben Volin: http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/thedailydolphin/2012/08/04/sources-miami-dolphins-sign-p-brandon-fields-to-4-year-extension/

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