'Feisty' Brice McCain ready to compete in Miami

After cutting cornerback Cortland Finnegan and allowing defensive backs Jimmy Wilson and Louis Delmas to explore free agency, the Miami Dolphins needed depth in the secondary. Miami made its first move in that direction by signing veteran cornerback Brice McCain this week to a two-year contract.

McCain is a six-year veteran who played five seasons with the Houston Texans, and most recently one season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. McCain says he plans to bring attitude to Miami's defense.

"I think they’re getting a very feisty player, a player that demands respect from everybody else." McCain said Thursday. "A player that comes to practice every day, I’m going to go 100 percent. I’m a fighter, I’m going to fight every day. I think I’m a leader by my actions. I don’t really talk that much. I think I’m a smart player. I think you guys will see that when we start going."

According to Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey, McCain brings the most value in the nickel and special teams. Finnegan and Wilson previously played Miami’s nickel position last season, and neither player is under contract.

McCain also said he has experience playing kickoff coverage, punt team, punt return, and field-goal block team during his previous stops.

"I’m an athlete, it’s not hard," McCain said. "Special teams is all about effort. I think I have that, and I think I fit in on any special teams."