The Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Brice McCain to a two-year contract, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon.
“I would like to welcome cornerback Brice McCain to the Miami Dolphins,” said Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey. “Brice is a talented player who will fit right into the secondary and his experience will help add to that unit.”
The 5-9, 187-pound McCain joins Miami after spending the 2014 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers following a five-year stint with the Houston Texans (2009-13). In his career, he has appeared in 86 games with 19 starts and recorded 130 tackles (104 solo), 0.5 sacks, eight interceptions returned for 190 yards, including two returned for touchdowns, 39 passes defensed and one fumble recovery. He was originally a sixth-round selection (188th overall) of Houston in the 2009 NFL draft. In 2014 with Pittsburgh, McCain played in 14 games with nine starts and tallied 25 tackles (16 solo), three interceptions returned for 56 yards, including one for a touchdown, six passes defensed and the first fumble recovery of his career. He also started in the team’s Wild Card meeting vs. Baltimore and notched six tackles (five solo) in the contest.
McCain played collegiately at Utah where he saw action in 49 games with 39 starts. In his career, he totaled 103 tackles, three interceptions, 21 passes defensed and one forced fumble. His 21 career passes defensed are tied for the sixth-most in school history. He also returned 37 kickoffs for 847 yards. He earned all-Mountain West Conference honors as a defensive back (2007-08) and as a kick returner (2006). Born December 10, 1986, McCain attended Terrell High School in Terrell, Texas.
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