Monday, February 23, 2015

Hocker stands a fair chance to unseat Sturgis

Caleb Sturgis' unspectacular rookie and sophomore years have made the Miami Dolphins kicker expendable. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald thinks a certain boot the team recently signed to a futures contract may be ripe to take Sturgis' job.
"With Caleb Sturgis losing some benefit of the doubt, the Dolphins conveyed to former Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker that he has a very fair chance to unseat him as Dolphins kicker," Jackson wrote Monday. "Sturgis made 78.4 percent of his field goals last season, which was 28th in the league."
Sturgis has missed 16 of 71 field goal attempts since joining the Dolphins in 2013 as a fifth-round pick.

Hocker was taken by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round in 2014 but lost a camp battle with veteran kicker Kai Forbath. His fortunes could be better this time around.

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