DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins announced the signing of a new defensive player on Wednesday, but it’s not the one that most people will be talking about.
On a day where Miami officially made Ndamukong Suh a member of the Dolphins, the team also addressed another need on the defensive side of the ball.
The Dolphins have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain to a two-year contract worth $5.5 million, including $3 million in guarantees.
McCain is a six-year veteran in the NFL who has started to prove his worth as a starting corner last season.
He started nine games with the Steelers in 2014, coming away with three interceptions and six passes defended. Two of those interceptions came in the Steelers Week 17 win over Cincinnati that clinched the AFC North title and sent Pittsburgh into the playoffs.
Prior to that, McCain played the previous five seasons with the Houston Texans. He started 10 games during those five years, appearing in 72 games and grabbing five interceptions and making 33 pass breakups.
McCain is also known as a solid special teams contributor.
It’s likely that McCain will compete for the starting cornerback spot opposite Brent Grimes. He’ll be competing with former draft picks Jamar Taylor and Will Davis, as well as any additional signings that Miami may make to give more depth to a needed position.
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