Huge news out of Miami today; the Dolphins have signed punter Brandon Fields to a two-year extension worth approximately $1.59 million for 2011 and 2012, and long-snapper John Denney to a three-year extension worth $2.65 million in 2011-2013. Okay, maybe I exaggerate, but nonetheless, the Dolphins have locked up two key members on special teams beyond 2010.
Actually, Fields has been a pretty productive punter when called upon. In 09′, Fields averaged 46.3 yards per punt, which ranked 8th in the entire league. John Denney meanwhile, hasn’t had too many mishaps, outside of a bad snap against the Jets in the season finale of 08′. But hey, the Dolphins won that game and the division, so no harm no foul.
One would hope Pro Bowl kicker Dan Carpenter is the next special-teamer to get an extension, as he is in the final year of his contract.