The Miami Dolphins are finalizing a deal to keep cornerback Nik Needham. Details of the deal have not been disclosed at this time.

Needham joined Miami in 2019 undrafted out of UTEP. He has played in 61 games for Miami, starting 27 over that time. He has six career interceptions and one touchdown. In 2023 he had seven tackles in limited playing time.


In 2022, Needham suffered a ruptured Achilles injury which cause a long rehab for him to back on the field in 2023. He started the 2023 season on PUP and was activated off PUP on October 24th. With the loss of Xavien Howard, and potentially Miami losing Eli Apple and DeShone Elliott the versatility Needham has to play both nickel and boundary cornerback as well as safety is a huge asset to the defense Anthony Weaver will install in Miami.