The Cardinals took a step to shore up their secondary and special teams with the signing of free agent safety Jonathon Amaya to a one-year contract.

Amaya has been in the NFL three seasons. He played in 12 games with the Dolphins last year and finished second on the team with seven tackles on special teams.

He signed with the Dolphins after being released by the Saints before the season.

He broke into the league in 2010 with Miami as an undrafted rookie. Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was an assistant with the Dolphins then.

The 6-feet-2-inch, 205-pound Amaya 24, played in 10 games as a rookie and led the team with 15 special teams tackles. He was traded along with a draft choice to New Orleans for running back Reggie Bush.