Coach Dave Wannstedt has said several time over the last couple of weeks that he was impressed by safety Sammy Knight's playmaking ability. Now he'll get to see those playmaking skills first-hand after the Dolphins agreed to terms with Knight.

Knight became available when he opted out of his contract with the New Orleans Saints and he should become an immediate starter in Miami.

A Pro Bowl selection a couple of years ago, Knight led the Saints in tackles last season and tied for the team lead with five interceptions.

That's Knight for you. He's not fast at all, but all he does is make plays. What he has is what you'd call good functional speed because his ability to read plays helps him make up for a slow 40 time.

Knight also drew the interest of Pittsburgh and Green Bay this offseason, but the Steelers backed off after drafting USC safety Troy Polamalu in the first round.

Knight was scheduled to be introduced as the newest member of the Dolphins at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

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