Fins lose key defender Goodman to Broncos

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
The Miami Dolphins need a cornerback for sure.

Andre Goodman has accepted a five-year, $25 million deal to play for the Denver Broncos, joining Renaldo Hill as starters from last year's secondary that have gone Mile High.

Goodman was Miami's right cornerback for all 16 games last year. He led the club with five interceptions and 19 passes defensed.

The Dolphins headed toward free agency with several decisions to make in the secondary. Three of their four starters had contracts that were about to expire. The Dolphins re-signed strong safety Yeremiah Bell and picked up free safety Gibril Wilson, choosing to let last year's starter, Hill, drift away.

But Goodman seemed like a player the Dolphins wanted to keep. Not only was he critical to their pass defense, but he was popular in the locker room. He informed the Miami Herald in a text message this weekend he still might re-sign with them.