The Miami Dolphins have announced the waiving of cornerback De'Andre Presley yesterday, signing former Oakland Raiders cornerback Bryan McCann. The Dolphins were picked apart by the precision passing of Indianapolis Colts rookie Andrew Luck on Sunday, and are currently looking for answers to shore up their secondary.
McCann was a three year starter at Southern Methodist University, finishing his career with 54 tackles, three interceptions, and 34 kickoff returns for 824 yards. The Dallas Cowboys signed McCann as an undrafted free agent out of SMU in 2010. He has also spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and Raiders during the past two seasons. He played 11 games over both seasons with the Cowboys, three games with the Ravens last year, and two with the Raiders. He has one interception, two fumble recoveries, and 16 tackles over his 21 games in the league, and has seen time as a punt returned and kick returner. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording his first career touchdown on November 14, 2010 against the New York Giants, as he intercepted an Eli Manning pass and returned it for a 101-yard touchdown which set a record for the longest interception return in Cowboys team history. The following week McCann was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week as he found the endzone again when he returned a punt 97-yards for a score on November 21, 2010 against the Detroit Lions.
McCann was released by the Raiders at the end of the preseason. He has been a free agent since.
Presley joined the Dolphins in September after being waived by the San Diego Chargers. He was originally signed to the team's practice squad before being promoted to the 53 man roster. Presley played quarterback at Appalachian State in college, but was converted to cornerback by the Chargers during the offseason.
The Dolphins currently have a vacancy on their practice squad, and could bring Presley back if he clears waivers. The team promoted safety Anderson Russell before the Indianapolis Colts game, leaving the open slot.