Franks was let go by the Dolphins after Cody Parkey was claimed on waivers by the team, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
The 24-year-old made 16 of 21 field goal attempts for the Dolphins last season, en route to logging 89 points in 16 games. He'll now find himself as part of a pool of free agent kickers looking for jobs after this weekend's roster churn.
Franks now has competition for the Dolphins' kicking job, with Cody Parkey having been claimed on waivers by the team, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Unsettled kicker situations are best avoided at this time of the year, but the mere fact that Franks now faces a challenge from an experienced NFL kicker such as Parkey suggests that his roster spot is hardly secure.
Franks converted his only field-goal attempt during Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.
The Dolphins were able to get into the end zone five times Thursday, which contributed to Franks' low usage. However, the third-year kicker was perfect on all of his PATs and looked plenty ready for the regular season after sending a 56-yarder through the uprights just before halftime.
Franks finished the 2016 season 16-for-21 on his field-goal attempts.
That comes out to a 76.2 percent success rate, which is well below the norm in today's NFL. Franks has a big leg but only attempted two field goals over 50 yards this season, which could make one wonder if the coaching staff just doesn't trust him. Franks was 41-for-42 on extra-point attempts, but that won't be enough to solidify his job for next season.
Franks didn't attempt a field goal but converted two extra points in the Dolphins' season finale Sunday against the Patriots.
Franks wasn't needed for a field goal for the third time in the past seven games, which comes as little surprise considering Miami has attempted the fewest in the league all season. Coupled with his dismal 71 percent accuracy (29th in the NFL), Franks doesn't appear to be a trustworthy fantasy option for Sunday's postseason matchup with the Steelers.
Franks made two huge field goals in the Dolphins 34-31 overtime win over Buffalo on Saturday.
Franks kicked the game tying 55-yard FG with just .06 seconds remaining in the game. Not only was the kick his longest of the season but it came in windy conditions and with the FG unit having to rush onto the field after the offense couldn't stop the clock. The game winning kick was a much easier shot as it came from only 27 yards out.
Franks missed his only field goal attempt, finishing without a point in Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Franks missed wide left from 46 yards to end Miami's first offensive drive of the game. It was his fourth miss on 17 attempts this season, and although the Dolphins didn't give him the opportunity Sunday, Franks has yet to miss a single one of his 28 extra-point tries this term.
Franks was 3-5 on field goal attempts during the 30-15 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Franks had a 24-yard field goal blocked and also missed on a 50-yard attempt. Franks is 7-10 on the season. That isn't the best of percentages but what is more concerning is that two of those misses have been from less than 30 yards. His job is safe but a few more easy misses and he could see some competition during practice.
Franks converted his only field-goal attempt and both PATs in the Dolphins' loss to the Titans on Sunday.
Franks hasn't attempted more than one field goal in any game since the season opener as the Dolphins rank amongst the last in the league in nearly all kicking categories. While Franks is at least an average talent, his production is more so tied to the effectiveness of Miami's offense, which hasn't been firing on all cylinders this season. Consequently, Franks remains a low-floor, low-upside fantasy option entering a Week 6 matchup with the Steelers.
Franks went 1-2 on field goal attempts as the Dolphins lost 12-10 to Seattle on Sunday.
Franks had a 27-yard attempt blocked in the third quarter. While it's impossible to know how the game would've turned out had he made the kick, in a game that was a defensive struggle it's no surprise that the miss ended up coming back to haunt Miami.
Franks' teammate Marshall Koehn was released by the Dolphins on Saturday, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
After winning the job as an undrafted rookie last season, Franks was able to fend off undrafted rookie Marshall Koehn. Franks didn't have many opportunities last year, converting 13 of 16 field-goal attempts and 33 of 36 PATs. The gap between field-goal tries and extra points figures to be much smaller this year.
Franks was 13-16 on field goal attempts this season and 33-36 on point after tries.
Only 16 field goal attempts is a bit low but still an 81.3 success rate is solid. The Dolphins could always look to upgrade the position in training camp and will likely bring in some competition for Franks but he will still go into 2016 as the favorite to win the job.
Rookie kicker Andrew Franks has won the kicking competition for the Dolphins, reports the Palm Beach Post. Franks beat out Caleb Sturgis, who was released.