Dolphins Bring in Veteran Cornerback for Workout After Trill Williams Injury

Larry Rupp
The Miami Dolphins are bringing in a veteran cornerback for a free agent workout.
The Miami Dolphins are bringing in a veteran cornerback for a free agent workout. / AP Photos/Lynne Sladky

The Miami Dolphins are making an attempt to build cornerback depth after second-year pro Trill Williams suffered a torn ACL in the team's preseason opener on Saturday. A couple of different free agent ballhawks are set to work out for the team, including six-year veteran Mackensie Alexander.

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Alexander has spent five of the last six NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. During that span, he has logged 201 tackles (11.0 for loss), 4.5 sacks, 32 pass breakups and 5 interceptions in 84 games (25 starts). Seeing that kind of production sit on the free agent market doesn't happen too often.

The reason Alexander has yet to be signed in 2022 likely has to do with his 2021 struggles. The 28-year-old allowed a career-worst 648 yards in pass coverage last season as his opponents averaged 14.1 yards per reception against him. Alexander also allowed 5 touchdowns and missed 8 tackles.

Although he never truly lived up to the hype of a second-round pick, Alexander would provide the Dolphins with a proven backup. That is something they desperately need behind starters Xavien Howard and Byron Jones. Keep in mind Jones' status for Week 1 remains up in the air right now.

Miami will hope offseason additions will help the offense catch up to the defense in 2022. After all, the Dolphins leaned on areas like their secondary last season, posting the ninth-best pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL and allowing the fifth-lowest opponent completion percentage (61.4%).

For now, the Dolphins have odds set at +142 to make the postseason, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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