Sturgis, a fifth-round draft pick out of the University of Florida, supplanted Pro Bowl kicker Dan Carpenter on the 53-man roster and came out of the gate on fire. He was a perfect 10-of-10 on field goals to start the season, including a 54-yarder to close out the first half at the Indianapolis Colts in a Week 2 victory and was 3-for-3 in his NFL debut at the Cleveland Browns. Sturgis finished the season making 26-of-34 field goals and all 33 of his extra points, while also booming 38 kickoffs for touchbacks.
The Dolphins picked up Jones in the seventh round of Arkansas State as a backup cornerback and safety, but he quickly emerged as a force on kickoff and punt coverage. His biggest impact play happened late in the third quarter of Miami’s home opener against the Atlanta Falcons after Atlanta’s Harry Douglas picked up the punt on a bounce and tried to return it. Jones hit him hard enough to jar the ball loose and long snapper