Nkemdiche, 25, was taken in the first round out of Ole Miss by the Cardinals back in 2016. He was in the final year of his four-year, $7.6 million contract and set to make a base salary of $1,122,808 for the 2019 season when the Cardinals waived him.
Arizona declined Nkemdiche’s fifth-year option back in May and later moved on from him after he showed up to training camp out of shape. The Dolphins later signed him to a one-year, $1.16 million deal.
Miami activated Nkemdiche from the PUP list before waiving him soon after.
In 2018, Nkemdiche appeared in 10 games for the Cardinals and recorded 32 tackles, 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense.