Ryan Clark wants Dolphins visit to pay off

Ryan Clark will meet with the Miami Dolphins on Monday and doesn't want to leave the team's facility without a contract.

Clark, the free-agent safety who led the Pittsburgh Steelers in solo tackles last year, could be the second big free-agent addition for the Dolphins. They made Karlos Dansby the league's highest-paid inside linebacker on Saturday.

Dansby made the Dolphins his first visit, and they didn't give him the chance to make another. Clark is hoping for a similar result.

"That's the reason we waited so long to take any trips," Ryan told Miami Herald reporter Jeff Darlington. "We had interested teams that I didn't really want to go to, and I didn't want to try to make myself look busy by going to a bunch of different places.

"There were a lot of good offers, and a lot of good fits. But this seems like a good spot. So I'm praying to goes well."

The Dolphins are renovating their defense. They fired defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni and replaced him with Mike Nolan. On Friday, they released three starters: outside linebacker Joey Porter, inside linebacker Akin Ayodele and free safety Gibril Wilson.

Dansby replaced Ayodele, and Clark would be an upgrade over Wilson.

Clark recorded a team-high 110 solo tackles for Pittsburgh. He had three interceptions, trying Troy Polamalu for the team lead.