Arizona signs S Amaya to 1-year contract

The Arizona Cardinals have signed safety and special teams

player Jonathon Amaya to a 1-year contract.

Amaya played in 12 games last season for the Miami Dolphins,

where he was second on the team in special teams tackles with


Amaya signed with Miami as an undrafted rookie free agent out of

Nevada in 2010, then as a rookie led the Dolphins with 25 special

teams tackles. He was sent, with a draft choice, to New Orleans in

the trade that sent Reggie Bush to Miami. He played in all 16 games

for the Saints in 2011, then re-signed with Miami last season.

He is the 11th free agent to sign with the Cardinals this