The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost free agent cornerback Brice McCain as it is being reported that he’s signed a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.
McCain’s deal can reportedly be worth up to $5.5 million and it includes $3 million guaranteed.
McCain signed a one-year contract for the minimum last offseason with the Steelers after being released by the Houston Texans. He recorded three interceptions last season and started nine games.
The Steelers reportedly had offered McCain a three-year contract but there is no word as to much the total value was in addition to how much was guaranteed. McCain certainly played above the line last season on his one-year prove-it deal and it’s not surprising to see him get early attention this offseason.
With McCain now gone, the Steelers might have to try to find another free agent cornerback looking to sign a one-year deal like last offseason. The Steelers have already issued a restricted tender to cornerback Antwon Blake and they already have Cortez Allen and William Gay under contract in addition to B.W. Webb.
McCain is the first free agent that the Steelers have lost to another team this offseason and his loss will undoubtedly be figured into the compensatory draft pick formula next offseason.