Dolphins sign S Davis

3-11-08 -- The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday signed safety Keith Davis to a two-year contract.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Sun-Sentinel - citing sources - said it was worth $3.5 million.

An undrafted free agent out of Sam Houston State, Davis excelled on special teams for the Dallas Cowboys last season.

With ties to former Dallas coach Bill Parcells - the Dolphins’ head of operations - and incoming first-year coach Tony Sparano, Davis was a natural fit in Miami.

“The team is a blend of young and experienced players that will eagerly be looking to play hard-nosed, smart and game-winning football,” Davis said in a statement released by his agent Curtis E. Stephens. “I intend to be a value-added role player to assist coach Sparano’s rebuilding plan and to provide both leadership in the secondary, on special teams and in the locker room.”

Davis, 29, had his best season in 2005, when he started 15 games and finished with a career-high 68 tackles with Dallas. He has made just seven starts the past two seasons but registered a team-leading 69 tackles on special teams over the past four campaigns.


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