Miami Dolphins guard Mike Pouncey (51) walks on the field with head coach Joe Philbin, right, during an NFL football organized team activity, Monday, June 1, 2015, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Lynne Sladky
June 01, 2015

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis is expected to miss the rest of the team's spring practices with a leg injury.

Sturgis was absent from Monday's workout and will likely sit out the eight remaining OTA and minicamp practices this month, coach Joe Philbin said. The injury creates an opportunity for undrafted rookie Andrew Franks, the other placekicker on the roster.

Even if healthy, Sturgis might be in danger of losing his job. The two-year veteran was slowed by a groin injury during the preseason last year, and he then went only 16 for 29 on field-goal attempts, which ranked 28th in the league.

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