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DAVIE (CBSMiami) — For the first time in nine seasons the Miami Dolphins will have a fresh face at punter.

Brandon Fields was released by the team this morning, thus making rookie Matt Darr the team’s starter this season.

Darr, a former Tennessee Volunteer, has impressed in the preseason, punting seven times for a 50.3-yard average with a long of 58 yards.  He averaged 42.2 yards as a college senior last season.

Fields was drafted by Miami in the seventh round back in 2007.  He made the Pro Bowl in 2013 and has a career average of 46.8 yards, the fourth-highest in NFL history.

Last season Fields averaged 46.3 yards but his net average of 38.6 ranked 25th in the league. He had a cap hit of $2.5 million this season.

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Watch Miami take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Thursday at 7 p.m. on CBS4, your official Dolphins station!