Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have veteran safeties Antrel Rolle and Louis Delmas on a list of options should they suffer an injury at the position or see Reshad Jones hold out into the regular season.
Recent reports have said that Jones could threaten to hold out into the season for a new contract. However, Jackson spoke with a person close to Jones conceded the Dolphins do not appear to have an incentive to re-do his contract, considering that Jones will make $7.2 million and $7.1 million over the next two seasons.
Rolle, 33, was in the second year of his three-year, $11.25 million contract when the Bears released him in a move that freed up $2,718,750 in available cap space.
In 2015, Rolle was limited to appearing in seven games and recorded 35 tackles, no interceptions, and a pass defense for the Bears. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 39 safety out of 89 qualifying players.
Delmas, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Lions back in 2009. He spent five years in Detroit before he was released in February of 2014 and was later signed by the Dolphins.
This is the first reported interest in Delmas since the free agent market opened several months ago.
Last year, Delmas missed the 2015 season due to a torn ACL. In 2014, Delmas appeared in 13 games and recorded 60 tackles, one sack, one interception returned for a touchdown, two fumble recoveries, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the N0. 51 safety out of 87 qualifying players.