Saints acquire K Mare from Dolphins
Mare, the franchise leader in field goals and points, was traded on Tuesday to the New Orleans Saints for a sixth-round pick in this month’s draft.
Mare’s days in Miami were numbered when the Dolphins signed kicker Jay Feely to a three-year contract last month.
Mare converted nearly 81 percent of his field goals (245-for-303) and compiled 1,048 points in his career with the Dolphins. Last year, he made 26-of-36 field goals.
In New Orleans, Mare will compete with John Carney, who made 23-of-25 field goals last season.
Voted to the Pro Bowl in 1999, Mare has 12 game-winning kicks in his career and booted 15 field goals of 50 yards or more.