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John Potter signs with Miami Dolphins

Matt DeYoung • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:58 PM

Former Buccaneers’ kicker John Potter was signed by the NFL’s Miami Dolphins on Friday.

Potter, who was signed, then eventually released by the Detroit Lions earlier this year, was brought in by the Dolphins because starting kicker Caleb Surgis is nursing a strained groin.

To make room for Potter, the Dolphins released Danny Hrapmann.

The 6-foot-1, 219-pound Potter was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2012. He played with the Washington Redskins last year, making 3-of-4 field goal attempts and all seven of his extra points.

Potter was a four-year letter winner and an academic All-America at Western Michigan University, where he hit 47-of-65 field goals and a school-record 184 extra points.

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