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AFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 11-6-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
0-6-0 4-13-0

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 59 2 1 0 1.0

Top Nik Needham News

  • Dolphins' Nik Needham: Signs tender

    Needham signed a one-year, $3.99 million contract with the Dolphins on Monday, Mike Masala of USA Today reports.

    The Dolphins placed a second-round tender on Needham, keeping him around for the 2022 campaign. He stands to once again contribute as a slot cornerback, while also taking some reps at safety and on special teams if necessary.

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  • Dolphins' Nik Needham: Receives second-round tender

    The Dolphins placed a second-round tender on Needham as a restricted free agent Friday, Daniel Oyefusi the Miami Herald reports.

    The 2019 UDFA has seen significant playing time over his three years in Miami, so it's not a major surprise to see him garner a second-round tender. He totaled 59 tackles (48 solo), one sack, two interceptions and one touchdown in 17 games during 2021.

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  • Dolphins' Nik Needham: Leads team in tackles

    Needham had eight tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Bills.

    Needham played 67 percent of the defensive snaps while operating as Miami's No. 3 cornerback, but he ended up leading the defense in tackles. The 2020 UDFA has a stable role in the Dolphins' secondary but doesn't offer any fantasy potential.

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  • Dolphins' Nik Needham: Officially inks tender

    Needham inked his ERFA tender with the Dolphins on Monday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Needham managed to earn a starting role as an undrafted rookie last season, despite only being promoted from the practice squad mid-November. Further additions to the cornerback room in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft likely will impede Needham's path to a similar role Year 2, but in any case he should get a chance to compete for a roster spot.

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  • Dolphins' Nik Needham: Solid rookie season

    Needham notched 54 tackles (41 solo), one sack, 11 defended passes, two interceptions and one forced fumble across 12 games in 2019.

    Needman was promoted from Miami's practice squad in mid-October, when injuries to the secondary thrust him into the starting lineup. The UTEP product never gave back the reigns, and he ultimately concluded the 2019 campaign as a regular starter at cornerback. He's under contract for 2020, but it's worth noting that the Dolphins are a realistic contender to add to the secondary in the offseason.

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  • Dolphins' Nik Needham: Snatches first interception

    Needham registered six tackles (five solo), three passes defensed and one interception in Sunday's win over the Colts.

    Needham posted an impressive line for a second straight week and was part of a stifling effort by the Dolphins' defense against Brian Hoyer and the Colts. The rookie was also on the field for all 70 of Miami's defensive snaps, proving that he has become an established member of the secondary since being signed to the active roster prior to Week 6.

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  • Dolphins' Nik Needham: First sack of season

    Needham recorded nine tackles (six solo) and one sack during Sunday's 26-18 win over the Jets.

    Needham played at an explosive level during Miami's first win of the season, logging 93 percent of defensive snaps. He'd previously never played 70 percent of snaps on defense in a single game. Given his impressive performance, it's possible that the UTEP product could play another significant role on defense versus the Colts in Week 10.

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  • Dolphins' Nik Needham: All clear for Week 8

    Needham (foot) is officially active for Monday's primetime game against Pittsburgh, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

    Needham was a late addition to the injury report for the Dolphins, as he picked up a foot injury during Friday's practice session. The UTEP product should resume his normal role as a depth cornerback for the game now that he's presumed healthy.

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  • Dolphins' Nik Needham: Considered questionable

    Needham (foot) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Steelers, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Needham was recently promoted to the Dolphins' active roster. He has compiled three solo tackles and a pass defended through two games. His status for Monday's game will be determined closer to kickoff.

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  • Dolphins' Nik Needham: Joins Miami

    Needham was promoted from the practice squad Saturday, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

    Needham is expected to provide depth to a Dolphins secondary that currently has four different cornerbacks listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game. Safety Doug Middleton was cut in a corresponding move.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 196 lbs
Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
Age: 25
School: UTEP
Experience: 4