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Report: Dolphins signing Maye

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The Miami Dolphins are signing free-agent safety Marcus Maye, a source told NFL Insider Jordan Schultz.

Maye spent the past two seasons with the New Orleans Saints after inking a three-year, $22.5-million contract prior to the 2022 season.

Multiple teams were interested in Maye, but the 31-year-old chose the Dolphins because he likes the roster and believes they're a Super Bowl contender, Schultz reports.

Maye's lack of availability marred his tenure with the Saints, as he played just 17 contests across two seasons. The 2023 campaign proved especially problematic, with Maye receiving a three-game suspension in September for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy before missing New Orleans' final six games. The Saints released him in February.

The Florida product began his career with the New York Jets after being drafted in the second round in 2017. Maye started all 60 contests he played while with the Jets.

Signing Maye adds another veteran presence to Miami's secondary this offseason after inking Jordan Poyer in March. Alongside Jevon Holland, Maye and Poyer project to feature in a revamped safety group that saw Brandon Jones and DeShon Elliott leave in free agency.

Maye has 409 tackles, 28 passes defended, and eight interceptions in 77 career games.

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