The Dolphins are about to make Ndamukong Suh the highest-paid defensive player in league history.
They didn’t think it prudent to also keep the league’s second-highest-paid punter.
That’s why the Dolphins plan to cut Brandon Fields if he doesn’t accept a significant pay cut, the Miami Herald has confirmed.
Fields, whose salary in 2015 ($3.5 million) would have been second only to Mike Scifres among punters, is coming off one of his worst seasons in years. Fields’ 46.3 yards per punt was his lowest average since the 2010 season.
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By cutting Fields, the Dolphins would free up roughly $3 million in much-needed salary cap space.