On Saturday, according to the Palm Beach Post’s Ben Volin, 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.
That was just the beginning, of course, of what became a successful ten-year NFL career, which included a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2005.
He recently talked to The Finsiders about being brought back and what he expects from the new staff.
“It feels very rewarding,” Rizzi said. “In this profession you understand it’s a high-performance business. At the end of the day, when you look at your work and it’s recognized, that’s very rewarding.”
Rizzi and Philbin had briefly met in the past, but this is the first time they’re working together.
The Miami Dolphins (5-9) had a very turbulent week adjusting to losing their head coach last Monday, but found a way to respond after being down early and defeated the Buffalo Bills (5-9) 30-23. Miami overcame a first quarter CJ Spiller 24-yard touchdown run (it was the first time in nine games the Miami defense has allowed a first quarter touchdown), and responded by scoring the next 23 points of the game for the victory.