Miami Dolphins have a kicker and his name is Jason Sanders

Jason Sanders of the New Mexico Lobos tries to kick a field goal against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

DAVIE — The Dolphins have a kicker.

Miami used a seventh-round choice on Jason Sanders of New Mexico. He replaces Cody Parkey, the Chicago Bears’ big-money free agent.

“I knew there were interested,” Sanders said Saturday. “I met with the whole staff, including (special teams) coach (Darren) Rizzi.”

Sanders said he brings confidence to the game.

“I’ve always believe anything under 50 should be 100 percent,” Sanders said.

Sanders made 111 of 112 extra points and 25 of 35 field goals in his college career.

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“He’s got a powerful leg,” Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said.

Grier said the Dolphins really trust Rizzi to make a judgement on the kickers.

Executive Vice President Mike Tannenbaum said Miami will probably bring in a veteran kicker to compete with Sanders.

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