Ex-Packers kicker released by Dolphins

Rayner lost out in battle to Crosby last year in training camp

Former Packers kicker Dave Rayner was released Friday by the Miami Dolphins. Rayner, who was Green Bay's full-time kicker in 2006, was beaten out in training camp last year by rookie Mason Crosby, selected in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL draft.

Rayner played for Kansas City and San Diego last season. He signed with Miami in March but it appears that the Dolphins are content with veteran kicker Jay Feely.

In 10 games with Kansas City and one with San Diego, Rayner made 15 of 22 field goal attempts. Rayner made 26 of 35 field goal attempts and had 11 touchbacks with the Packers in 2006. Rayner tied a team record with Chris Jacke and Ryan Longwell by converting a 54-yard attempt in 2006.

Rayner is Michigan State's all-time leading scorer with 334 points, as well as the school's all-time leader in field goals made (62) and extra points (148).

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