Phins Take A "Shot" At Davis, Sign Rayner

Keith Davis - DeadspinThe Miami Dolphins have taken a “shot” with 6 year Dallas Cowboy special team standout Keith Davis.  Davis the former Cowboy special team captain rejoins familiar faces in Miami.  It was Bill Parcells who gave him a shot in the first place.  The word “shot” is not entirely ironic however.

Davis has been shot 4 times.  He was shot outside of a strip club while waiting to pick up a friend, twice in that instance and then two more times in a car-jacking attempt on a Dallas highway.  In that incident, Davis took the shots to his head and thigh.  Lets hope he finds a way to stay out of Southbeach.

Davis does come with may raves from previous coaching staffs and fellow teammates.  He is known as a hard hitter and will also add depth at the cornerback position.  Davis has said that he wants the chance to play more defense.  In Miami, he may get that opportunity.

In addition to Davis, the Dolphins have added place kicker Dave Rayner.  Rayner will compete with current kicker Jay Feely who struggled last year with his kick-offs.  The Phins are currently working with punter Brandon Fields to see if kick-offs is something that he can handle.  Rayner spent part of last season with the San Diego Chargers.

Topics: Dave Rayner, Keith Davis, Miami Dolphins

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  • Shady

    Heard good things about Davis from a few Cowboys. Was a small school kid who was never given a chance but battled his way in to the NFL and brings it all every time he takes the field. Think he’ll be looking to line up opposite JAllen at safety. As for the kicker I can’t see that there’s any problem with Feely’s accuracy but his kick offs are pretty short. Fields has a boomer of a leg so if he can handle the kickoff duties then this new guy looks like nothing more than a shake-up call for Feely.

  • MisterX

    Check out what he’s done at the last couple of stops he’s made.  He holds the record (tied) for the longest field goal in Packers history.  From what I’ve read he definately has the power and his accuracy is getting better.  So, you never know…can’t hurt to have another leg I guess.

  • Brian Miller

    he won’t be a pushover or just camp fodder, he will get a legit shot thats for sure. 

  • MisterX

    Yeah, it looks like it’s just a matter of time before he beats somebody out.  Man, I am so excited about our team next year…on every level.

  • Shady

    From Stats: Rayner, a three-year veteran, made 15 of 22 field goals for the Kansas City Chiefs last year. He is 41-for-58 in his career. The Dolphins already have kicker Jay Feely, who was third in the NFL in field-goal accuracy last year, making 21 of 23.

  • Crocodile

    Dolphins for 8-8 this season ?

  • Brian Miller

    Croc:  8-8 would be wonderful, however, I think a more realistic 5-11 should be expected.  We are still a long way off and Sparano is a rookie coach as well.

  • MisterX

    I agree Brian, I think 6-10 would be a lot to ask for.

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