The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with Detroit Lions safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added that the three-year contract is worth $12.75 million, giving Abdul-Quddus an average of $4.25 million per year. The Dolphins will look for Abdul-Quddus to fill the starting position vacated by another former Lions safety, Louis Delmas, who missed all of last year due to injury and is a free agent this offseason.
Abdul-Quddus began his career with the New Orleans Saints as a free safety in 2011 before moving to the Lions in 2014. He appeared in all 32 games over the last two seasons with Detroit, starting 12 games, including eight last year. He recorded six passes defensed, one forced fumble, one sack, and 55 tackles in 2015, and has two career interceptions.
The Dolphins will pair Abdul-Quddus with Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones as they continue to address the defense in free agency this offseason. The team has signed defensive end Mario Williams already, as well as traded for linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell.
Abdul-Quddus was the Dolphins' second option. They wanted George Iloka, but Cincinnati simply priced them out. He got $6M per.— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) March 9, 2016