The possibility of Terrell Buckley returning to the Dolphins has been brought up many times since he left the team after the 1999 season. Well, you can stop talking about it because it has happened.

Buckley signed with the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent on Thursday. The former first-round pick signed a one-year deal.

He should come in and take over as the nickel cornerback, replacing another former first-round pick Jamar Fletcher.

Finding a nickel cornerback was a priority for the Dolphins because Fletcher was too inconsistent in his first season in that role.

While he will get beat at times, Buckley still shows an uncanny knack for finding the ball. Last year, for example, he tied for the team lead in New England with four interceptions despite not starting.

Since leaving the Dolphins, Buckley spent one season with Denver and two with the Patriots. He picked up a Super Bowl ring with the Pats in the 2001 season. Buckley had a pick in the AFC Championship Game against Pittsburgh that season and added a fumble recovery in the Super Bowl victory over St. Louis.

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