MIAMI (AP) _ The Miami Dolphins signed kicker Jay Feely to a
three-year contract today, meaning that longtime Dolphins kicker
Olindo Mare could be released or traded.
Feely is 29. He signed as an unrestricted free agent after two
seasons with the New York Giants.
In six seasons with the N-F-L, the first four with Atlanta,
Feely has converted 156 of 196 field goal attempts. Feely has hit
about 84 percent of his attempted field goals for the Giants in the
past two years.
Mare went 26-for-36 in field goals last season. Five of those
misses were from 50 yards or more. A South Florida native, Mare is
the Dolphins' all time leader in field goals made with 245.
Also on Thursday, the Dolphins signed free agent wide receiver
Kelly Campbell, re-signed defensive tackle Keith Traylor to a
two-year contract and wrapped up free agent safety Cameron Worrell
to a two-year deal.
Traylor is 37. He started 14 games for the Dolphins last season,
totaling 36 tackles and a career-high four sacks. The 16-year NFL
veteran was at times a force in the middle of a defense that
allowed three-point-five yards per rush, fifth in the league.
The 6-foot-3, 337-pound Traylor joined the Dolphins as a free
agent in 2005.
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