Nik Needham has made the most of his NFL opportunity. The former UTEP Miner defensive back went undrafted and he has spent the last two seasons with the Miami Dolphins. He will spend a third season in South Beach after agreeing to terms on a one-year contract yesterday.

Needham has spent most of the last two seasons playing nickel for the Dolphins, and he has four interceptions and 18 passes defensed through his first 28 games played with Miami. He will also get some competition at the position after the Dolphins signed cornerback Justin Coleman. The 28-year old began his career with the Vikings in 2015 and he has bounced around the league since then. Coleman spent the last two seasons with the Detroit Lions.

Miami added another former UTEP football player to their roster last month when Kai Locksley agreed to a free agent contract.

Although he played quarterback for the Miners, Locksley will compete for a spot at wide receiver for the Dolphins. It could also mean that the two former college teammates will once again have a chance to play together on Sundays.

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