MIAMI (AP) — Safety Bobby McCain was released Thursday by the Miami Dolphins, who took Jevon Holland of Oregon as a potential replacement in the second round of the draft.

Tight end Jibri Blount, who played basketball at North Carolina Central and was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player of the year in 2019-20, was signed and took McCain’s roster spot.

Holland is now the front-runner to be paired at safety with veteran Eric Rowe this season.

McCain, who has spent his entire six-year NFL career with Miami, started 15 games last season and has 55 starts. His release clears $5.6 million in salary cap space for the Dolphins.

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