The Dolphins are leaning toward adding another kicker to compete with Dan Carpenter.
Carpenter is owed $2.7 million, pricey for a kicker who's missed at least five field goals in each of the past three seasons. Cutting him would create $2 million-plus in cap space. Restructuring Carpenter's contract is another option. The only kickers who presently have a higher salary are Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski ($3.8 million) and San Francisco's David Akers ($3 million).